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Union threatens to file grievance over Ekati Diamond Mine suspension 2020-03-28 [CBC]

Teachers may volunteer in COVID-19 response: union 2020-03-25 [CBC]

Government looking for someone to oversee operations at Stanton hospital again 2020-01-09 [CBC]

Accommodation not delivered to Canada Post worker in Yellowknife 2019-11-26 [HR Reporter]

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]

This month in labour history

1-03-1903 More than 2,000 longshoremen went on strike for 5 weeks when the Port of Montreal opened to shipping. They are demanding recognition of their union, improved working conditions and increased wages. [more]

3-03-1937 Polish and Italian migrant workers call a sit-down strike at the Holmes Foundry in Sarnia ON. on 3 March a mob 300 "Canadian-born" men attack the strikers and evict them then attack their homes. 50 are seriously injured. [more]

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 Nova Scotia coal miners shut down the mines after the British Empire Steel Corporation refuses to continue contract negotiations and cuts off credit at company stores. It is the beginning of an historic five-month strike. [more]

6-03-1843 Workers on the Welland Canal, mostly Irish immigrants, start one of many strikes this year. [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]

20-03-1972 The Front Commun du Québec organizes a demonstration and march of 75,000 workers that criss-crosses Montreal. [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]

25-03-1872 The Toronto printers union strikes employers who respond to their demand for a 58-hour week with "foolish, absurd and abusive". [more]

25-03-1886 The first workers' compensation legislation was passed in Ontario. [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]

31-03-1949 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]

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]