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Jan 04 2023
For nearly three years now, we have all been in a state of constant flux and change due to the global covid-19 pandemic.
Dec 07 2022
Costs are rising sharply these days, but one thing that isn't rising is the wages workers need to keep up with those increases.
Nov 23 2022
UPDATE: The issues our email system were experiencing have been resolved.
Nov 09 2022
Food and fuel prices continue to climb and northerners are feeling the pressure as wages fail to climb with them.
Oct 12 2022
The City of Yellowknife municipal election takes place next week, though many residents have already started submitting their ballots via mail.
Oct 05 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Union of Northern Workers (UNW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a temporary Labour Market Supplement i
Sep 14 2022
A common frustration we hear from union members experiencing workplace issues, is a lack of meaningful engagement from senior management.
Sep 02 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: In a letter sent to the Employer and the Registered Nurses Association of the NWT & Nunavut, Operating Room (OR) nurses at Stanton Territorial Hospital have raised serious concerns
Aug 17 2022
Though the Covid-19 pandemic is still ever-present, the removal of most travel restrictions this summer means many northerners are starting to take their postponed vacations, and gather with family
Jul 22 2022
From July 19 to 21, delegates from GNWT Locals met in Yellowknife for a Bargaining Conference. During the conference, delegates presented the bargaining proposals put forward by their Locals,…
Jul 20 2022
Summer is in full swing, and while many northerners are enjoying the warm weather and hopefully some vacation time, the UNW is hard at work and as busy as ever.
Jul 19 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The UNW is once again disappointed to see that the GNWT’s failure to recruit and retain staff is requiring a further reduction in healthcare services.
Jun 30 2022
The nominations periods for the positions of RVP for Somba K'e and Kimberlite closed on June 22 and 27, respectively.  SOMBA K'E
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.