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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]

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]

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]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [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 Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now 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]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [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]