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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.
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
Feb 28 2022
The recent announcements about the lifting of covid-related restrictions are welcome news for many Northerners.
Feb 14 2022
The UNW is seeking two positions to join our team at HQ in Yellowknife. Service Administrative Assistant
Feb 13 2022
In light of the recent Covid-19 outbreak at Stanton, the Union of Northern Workers is increasingly concerned about the wellbeing of our healthcare members.
Feb 10 2022
While the UNW always supports Canadians’ rights to peacefully protest, we stand in solidarity with other unions across Canada in condemning the activities of the truck convoy protests and call on a
Feb 04 2022
On February 4, provincial and territorial premiers are gathering virtually for a Council of the Federation meeting.
Jan 28 2022
With nationwide nursing shortages being a front and centre issue well before the Covid-19 pandemic, and employee morale issues being brought forward for years, the GNWT should have been on top of t
Dec 01 2021
On the first day of Christmas, my employer gave to me… five mandatory days off with no pay at the most expensive time of the year.