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City, union at 'impasse' over Yellowknife solid waste facility operations 2019-10-10 [CBC]

Territorial Election Candidate Report Card is now available on our website 2019-10-01 [UNW-PSAC]

Ad placed by union violated election rules, Elections NWT says 2019-09-24 [CBC]

Union of Northern Workers looking to generate dialogue with election report card 2019-09-20 [My Yellowknife]

Union and YWCA 'at impasse' over Fort Smith shelter workers 2019-07-26 [Cabin Radio]

Union reaches agreement with Hay River health authority 2019-06-19 [My Yellowknife]

UNW Celebrating 50 years in the North 2019-06-18 [NNSL]

Hay River Health - Tentative Agreement Reached! 2019-06-17 [UNW-PSAC]

Gov't wrong to fire supervisor who shipped booze into dry community: arbitrator 2019-04-30 [CBC]

Power Corp, union reach 'tentative agreement' worth 8.9% over six years 2019-04-07 [Cabin Radio]

Power Corporation reaches tentative agreement with union 2019-04-07 [CBC]

Facing a strike in his first week, NTPC boss urges 'balance' 2019-04-04 [Cabin Radio]

Power Corporation workers serve strike notice again 2019-04-04 [CBC]

Gov't 'pleased' with recommendations for new collective agreement 2019-03-26 [CBC]

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]

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]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees after six years as Secretary-Treasurer. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [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]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [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]