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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]

Government not looking to 'impose' solution to Dominion dispute with union 2018-05-30 [CBC]

Tłı̨chǫ leader intervenes over threatened Ekati layoffs 2018-05-29 [Cabin Radio]

Union accuses Dominion Diamond of 'union-busting' in plan to lay off 150 workers 2018-05-19 [CBC]

Dominion Diamond threatens to lay off 150 employees at Ekati mine, says union 2018-05-16 [CBC]

Communication between GNWT and UNW reaches all-time low 2018-04-26 [Cabin Radio]

Territorial government says union hasn’t started mediation 2018-04-26 [Cabin Radio]

Public servants vote 70% yes to strike, but union said it won't just yet 2018-04-25 [Yahoo]

UNW-GNWT workers vote in favour of strike action 2018-04-25 [My Yellowknife]

Public servants vote 70% yes to strike, but union said it won't just yet 2018-04-25 [CBC]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]