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Union says all workers should have same protection from inflation as MLAs 2018-03-15 [CBC]

Proposed wage increases ire workers at Yellowknife union rally 2018-03-10 [CBC]

Power Corporation Employees Vote to Strike 2018-02-11 [UNW-PSAC]

Union broadens strike rhetoric, threatening NTPC walkout 2018-02-09 [Cabin Radio]

Unrest within union as territory says strike vote is premature 2018-02-07 [Cabin Radio]

‘They’re insulted‘: Territorial gov‘t workers transfer towards strike vote 2018-02-05 [The Leader]

'They are insulted': Territorial gov't employees move toward strike vote 2018-02-03 [CBC]

Reporting Meeting recommends ratification of new UNA Collective Agreement 2018-01-28 [UNW-PSAC]

Minimum wage increases to $13.46 but misses union target 2018-01-24 [Cabin Radio]

Include more voices in the Aurora College review, says MLA 2017-12-15 [CBC]

Nurses can't take breaks at Stanton Hospital, union says 2017-10-27 [CBC]

Yellowknife jail workers speak out about staff shortages, limited programming 2017-10-25 [CBC]

MLAs salaries relevant to union collective bargaining? YES! 2017-10-08 [UNW-PSAC]

Are N.W.T. MLA salaries relevant in union talks? Depends who you ask 2017-10-07 [CBC]

UNW/NTPC talks break down 2017-10-05 [Now]

MLAs lift salary freeze as government claims it can't afford raises for unionized employees 2017-10-03 [CBC]

Bring back postal banking, northern food mail program, union tells Canada Post 2017-09-16 [CBC]

UNW Condemns Racism 2017-09-04 [UNW-PSAC]

Gov't challenges arbitrator's order to review its hiring of relief workers 2017-08-03 [CBC]

Grievance Decision Win - GNWT Relief Employees Audit 2017-06-27 [UNW-PSAC]

Bouwa Whee, Teamsters reach settlement in union dispute 2017-05-13 [CBC]

Bouwa Whee, Teamsters to meet with labour board over union dispute 2017-05-05 [CBC]

Ekati mine workers ratify 4-year deal with Dominion Diamond 2017-03-29 [CBC]

'Shane Days'? MLA Shane Thompson asks for 5 wellness days for N.W.T. gov't workers 2017-03-08 [CBC]

Ekati mine workers, Dominion Diamond reach tentative 4-year deal 2017-02-05 [CBC]

Fort Smith, N.W.T., union workers, students plan march to protest cuts 2017-02-04 [CBC]

Dominion Diamond Bargaining Update 2017-01-30 [UNW]

Both sides dug in on GNWT collective bargaining 2016-12-22 [CBC]

Bouwa Whee takes over catering contract at Gahcho Kue diamond mine 2016-11-10 [CBC]

NTCL offers workers severance deals. The catch? No badmouthing the company 2016-10-21 [CBC]

Canada Post's role in remote communities discussed at Yellowknife consultations 2016-10-20 [CBC]

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Teach-in 2016-10-10 [UNW-PSAC]

$12M ask: N.W.T. gov't workers want fuel allowance, wage hikes 2016-10-06 [CBC]

Cooks, cleaners at Gahcho Kue diamond mine consider strike action 2016-09-16 [CBC]

With no buyer in sight, NTCL looks to cut pension payments 2016-08-19 [CBC]

NTCL tells 49 employees to expect layoff notices soon: union 2016-08-19 [CBC]

UNW Supports NWT Pride 2016 2016-08-01 [UNW-PSAC]

Dominion Diamonds bargaining update 2016-07-25 [UNW-PSAC]

More than 300 workers at risk of temporary layoffs at Ekati diamond mine 2016-07-05 [CBC]

Union fears $1K attendance bonus at Ekati mine could make workplace less safe 2016-06-24 [CBC]

Latest N.W.T. gov't contracts talks end early on 'disappointing note': union 2016-05-15 [CBC]

Union of Northern Workers wants 6 months notice of GNWT layoffs 2016-04-06 [CBC]

What N.W.T. gov't workers want in their new contract 2016-01-27 [CBC]

Bargaining begins between GNWT and workers’ union 2016-01-15 [My Yellowknife]

Ekati workers’ union says bargaining set to resume 2016-01-14 [My Yellowknife]

Dominion Diamond, union stall contract negotiation talks with duelling complaints 2015-11-19 [CBC]

UNW Releases 2015 Election Report Card 2015-11-15 [UNW-PSAC]

43 of 60 NWT candidates score an ‘F’ on union’s election survey 2015-11-13 [My Yellowknife]

Union criticized for ‘us-versus-them’ election survey 2015-11-10 [My Yellowknife]

Yellowknife's Giant Mine: Memories of life, death, and riches 2015-10-24 [CBC]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mine workers in Lethbridge went on strike against poverty wages. They were met with scabs, private detectives, and the police. Although they won a small wage increase the company refused to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]