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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]

$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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]