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Today's news - Northwest Territories

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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister who was charged with seditious libel during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. An advocate for the rights of labour, he is re-elected five times. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]