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No strike on Monday for N.W.T. gov't workers 2019-02-11 [CBC]

Union reveals entirely new ‘strategic strike’ plan, and pay 2019-02-10 [Cabin Radio]

Internal UNW strike plan targets MLAs who voted against binding arbitration 2019-02-10 [CBC]

MLAs say no to binding arbitration 2019-02-09 [Yahoo]

Workers on strike could earn 60 per cent of salary: UNW 2019-02-09 [My Yellowknife]

Union changes strike pay to 60 percent of gross salary 2019-02-09 [Cabin Radio]

Strike still looming as N.W.T. MLAs say no to binding arbitration 2019-02-09 [CBC]

Warmer weather finally forecast as workers ready for walkout 2019-02-08 [Cabin Radio]

Yellowknife MLAs call for binding arbitration with UNW 2019-02-08 [My Yellowknife]

Fear and uncertainty across NWT as strike inches closer 2019-02-08 [Cabin Radio]

Why won’t the GNWT accept binding arbitration? 2019-02-07 [Cabin Radio]

Premier says union confrontation was ‘illegal job action’ 2019-02-07 [Cabin Radio]

UNW members confront Premier McLeod Tuesday night 2019-02-07 [My Yellowknife]

Power corp employees to strike Monday, if no deal reached 2019-02-07 [My Yellowknife]

Wrong place, wrong time: N.W.T. premier responds to constituency meeting confrontation 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Power corp. workers join government workers in strike notice 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Union workers will strike at 00:01 Monday, if no progress reached 2019-02-06 [My Yellowknife]

Union protesters crash N.W.T. premier Bob McLeod's constituency meeting 2019-02-06 [CBC]

'We are not bluffing': N.W.T. gov't workers could be on picket lines next week 2019-02-06 [CBC]

Hay River strike vote rescheduled amid changes to bargaining team 2019-01-29 [Now]

UNW reschedules Hay River strike vote, elects new bargainers 2019-01-29 [Cabin Radio]

GNWT Pay Offer Document Misleading, False and Incompetent 2019-01-28 [UNW]

Government refuses union offer of binding arbitration 2019-01-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union claims NWT government rejects binding arbitration 2019-01-23 [Cabin Radio]

Gov't rejects offer of binding arbitration in contract talks, says union 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Union says GNWT claims over pay increases are ‘simply false’ 2019-01-22 [Cabin Radio]

Removed bargaining team says UNW ‘determined to strike’ 2019-01-18 [Cabin Radio]

Hay River Health and Social Services Authority bargaining team relieved of duties 2019-01-18 [CBC]

UNW schedules second ‘practice picket’ 2019-01-10 [Cabin Radio]

Proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act would let workers take 'domestic violence leave' 2019-01-10 [CBC]

To send a message, UNW holds ‘practice picket’ outside NTPC 2018-12-15 [Cabin Radio]

If there’s a strike, these are the essential GNWT positions 2018-12-04 [Cabin Radio]

UNW, N.W.T. gov't receive mediator's report, say they're open to more talks 2018-11-17 [CBC]

Union says it won’t strike before Christmas ‘unless provoked’ 2018-10-30 [Cabin Radio]

Union, gov't blame each other as strike looms 2018-10-30 [CBC]

CBC Branch meeting in Yellowknife focuses on working conditions 2018-10-28 [CWA Canada]

UNW says mediation talks fail, begins strike training 2018-10-28 [Cabin Radio]

GNWT ‘actively preparing’ for possible strike as mediation begins 2018-10-24 [Cabin Radio]

Gov't workers could strike as early as mid-November 2018-10-24 [CBC]

Government spending big on infrastructure, says it’ll reduce cost of living 2018-10-16 [Cabin Radio]

Possibility of N.W.T. government strike looms at budget hearing 2018-09-10 [CBC]

With union talks paused, GNWT resumes pay increases for others 2018-07-18 [Cabin Radio]

Dominion offers cost-of-living increases, extra leave in tentative deal 2018-07-16 [CBC]

Dominion Diamond, workers' union, reach tentative agreement in Ekati dispute 2018-06-27 [CBC]

Vince Ready appointed mediator in negotiations between N.W.T. government, UNW 2018-06-19 [CBC]

GNWT and union announce identity of their mediator 2018-06-17 [Cabin Radio]

Dominion rejects union’s proposals over Ekati absenteeism 2018-06-16 [Cabin Radio]

Mediator to step into dispute between union and N.W.T. government over wages 2018-06-10 [CBC]

Ekati layoffs dispute continues 2018-06-02 [CBC]

Union and territorial government ‘discussing mediators’ 2018-05-30 [Cabin Radio]

This month in labour history

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the more than 1,300 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]