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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]

Josie Gould Scholarship Winners Announced 2015-08-24 [UNW-PSAC]

Solidarity in the North: Hay River strikes new deal for labour peace 2015-08-18 [Rank and File]

Hay River town employees to return to work after 6 month strike 2015-08-12 [CBC]

“It is time to move forward”: The strike in Hay River is over 2015-08-08 [My Yellowknife]

UNW members at Town of Hay River ratify new collective agreement 2015-08-07 [PSAC]

Union Victory in 25-Week Hay River Strike 2015-08-05 [UNW-PSAC]

Hay River municipal union leader supports QEC strikers 2015-08-05 [Nunatsiaq]

Hay River strike: Workers vote to end labour dispute  ActNOW!  2015-08-01 [My Yellowknife]

Hay River workers ratify new contract, will town?  ActNOW!  2015-08-01 [CBC]

New OSH regs in Canada cover “harassment,” workplace violence 2015-07-31 [ISHN]

Hay River strike: RCMP issues warning as tensions rise  ActNOW!  2015-07-24 [CBC]

Town, Fort Smith, N.W.T., municipal workers reach 4-year deal 2015-07-22 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Union Local 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]