News / Updates

Jun 22 2022
June is Indigenous History month in Canada, and also the kick off to Pride season.
Jun 06 2022
This year PSAC’s 2022 National Triennial Convention was held virtually from May 26 to June 3.
May 25 2022
On June 3, 2015, I wrote a labour views column about minimum wage in the Northwest Territories
May 19 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Social Justice Fund and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) are each contributing $30,000 for a total of
May 12 2022
The UNW stands in solidarity with all our members in Hay River, K’atł’odeeche First Nation, and the surrounding areas who are affected by the flooding and evacuation.
May 04 2022
Your Bargaining Team held its third set of talks on April 11 - 13, 2022, to negotiate a new Collective Agreement with Northwest Territories Power Corp. The current Collective Agreement expired on…
May 04 2022
Your Bargaining Team will meet with the employer for collective agreement negotiations May 11 - 13, 2022. Bargaining Team members are Reilly MacNeil, Geraldine Penney, Karlee McKay, and PSAC…
May 04 2022
Your Bargaining Team opened negotiations for a new Collective Agreement with the Employer on April 5-8, 2022. The current agreement expired on March 31, 2021, but remains in effect until a new…
Apr 27 2022
National Day of Mourning, known in other parts of the world as International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place every year on April 28.
Apr 08 2022
The key goal of the last round of collective bargaining between UNW/PSAC and Evergreen Forestry was to reach and maintain wage parity with firefighters at the GNWT. As such, the parties agreed in…
Mar 25 2022
Arbitration is a term you’ll often see in the news or media releases regarding activities between unions and employers.
Mar 10 2022
It is time for GNWT Locals to engage directly with their members to collect suggestions for bargaining proposals, prioritize proposals, and hear from members on what is important to them. Previously…
Mar 08 2022
Bargaining is one of labour’s strongest opportunities to challenge inequality and create lasting change in our workplaces that promote equity and benefit all workers.
Mar 04 2022
The UNW sends our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and neighbours of the community member who passed away in Fort Smith.
Mar 02 2022
The Collective Agreement between the Union of Northern Workers and the GNWT allows us to negotiate the terms of a Labour Market Supplement to address recruitment and retention problems resulting fr