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No strike on Monday for N.W.T. gov't workers 2019-02-11 [CBC]

Union reveals entirely new ‘strategic strike’ plan, and pay 2019-02-10 [Cabin Radio]

Internal UNW strike plan targets MLAs who voted against binding arbitration 2019-02-10 [CBC]

MLAs say no to binding arbitration 2019-02-09 [Yahoo]

Workers on strike could earn 60 per cent of salary: UNW 2019-02-09 [My Yellowknife]

Union changes strike pay to 60 percent of gross salary 2019-02-09 [Cabin Radio]

Strike still looming as N.W.T. MLAs say no to binding arbitration 2019-02-09 [CBC]

Warmer weather finally forecast as workers ready for walkout 2019-02-08 [Cabin Radio]

Yellowknife MLAs call for binding arbitration with UNW 2019-02-08 [My Yellowknife]

Fear and uncertainty across NWT as strike inches closer 2019-02-08 [Cabin Radio]

Why won’t the GNWT accept binding arbitration? 2019-02-07 [Cabin Radio]

Premier says union confrontation was ‘illegal job action’ 2019-02-07 [Cabin Radio]

UNW members confront Premier McLeod Tuesday night 2019-02-07 [My Yellowknife]

Power corp employees to strike Monday, if no deal reached 2019-02-07 [My Yellowknife]

Wrong place, wrong time: N.W.T. premier responds to constituency meeting confrontation 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Power corp. workers join government workers in strike notice 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Union workers will strike at 00:01 Monday, if no progress reached 2019-02-06 [My Yellowknife]

Union protesters crash N.W.T. premier Bob McLeod's constituency meeting 2019-02-06 [CBC]

'We are not bluffing': N.W.T. gov't workers could be on picket lines next week 2019-02-06 [CBC]

Hay River strike vote rescheduled amid changes to bargaining team 2019-01-29 [Now]

UNW reschedules Hay River strike vote, elects new bargainers 2019-01-29 [Cabin Radio]

GNWT Pay Offer Document Misleading, False and Incompetent 2019-01-28 [UNW]

Government refuses union offer of binding arbitration 2019-01-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union claims NWT government rejects binding arbitration 2019-01-23 [Cabin Radio]

Gov't rejects offer of binding arbitration in contract talks, says union 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Union says GNWT claims over pay increases are ‘simply false’ 2019-01-22 [Cabin Radio]

Removed bargaining team says UNW ‘determined to strike’ 2019-01-18 [Cabin Radio]

Hay River Health and Social Services Authority bargaining team relieved of duties 2019-01-18 [CBC]

UNW schedules second ‘practice picket’ 2019-01-10 [Cabin Radio]

Proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act would let workers take 'domestic violence leave' 2019-01-10 [CBC]

To send a message, UNW holds ‘practice picket’ outside NTPC 2018-12-15 [Cabin Radio]

If there’s a strike, these are the essential GNWT positions 2018-12-04 [Cabin Radio]

UNW, N.W.T. gov't receive mediator's report, say they're open to more talks 2018-11-17 [CBC]

Union says it won’t strike before Christmas ‘unless provoked’ 2018-10-30 [Cabin Radio]

Union, gov't blame each other as strike looms 2018-10-30 [CBC]

CBC Branch meeting in Yellowknife focuses on working conditions 2018-10-28 [CWA Canada]

UNW says mediation talks fail, begins strike training 2018-10-28 [Cabin Radio]

GNWT ‘actively preparing’ for possible strike as mediation begins 2018-10-24 [Cabin Radio]

Gov't workers could strike as early as mid-November 2018-10-24 [CBC]

Government spending big on infrastructure, says it’ll reduce cost of living 2018-10-16 [Cabin Radio]

Possibility of N.W.T. government strike looms at budget hearing 2018-09-10 [CBC]

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]

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]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [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 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses 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, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. 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]

31-03-2004 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]

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]