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Labour Views May 10, 2017 | Defined vs Target: Bill C-27

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Labour Views May 10, 2017 Written by Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Defined vs Target: Bill C-27 Whether you’re currently retired and receiving payments from the pension that you paid into over your working life, or you are currently paying into a pension, Bill C-27 introduced and read for the first time by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on October 19, 2016 needs your attention – all current and future pensioners. What is…

Labour Views March 29, 2017 | Mental Health Crisis in the North

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Labour Views March 29, 2017 Written by Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Mental Health Crisis in the North Have you ever stopped to think about why you’re thinking about what you’re thinking? What is life, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, thoughts, feelings? Many of us don’t take time to reflect on our mind or think about our thoughts. Regardless of the quantity of your thoughts, the quality is what shapes your perspective on your…

Labour Views March 15, 2017 | Canadian families need universal child care

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Labour Views March 15, 2017 By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North Canadian families need universal child care Canadian families need to have access to a universal, affordable child care system that helps everyone equally. The hodgepodge system of child care we have in Canada now, with every province and territory taking their own approach, is hurting families and failing to support Indigenous Peoples. The federal government needs to go back to the…

Alfred Moses: Labour Force Development: Delivered on March 9, 2017

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Alfred Moses: Labour Force Development Delivered on March 9, 2017 Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment and its partners across government, in industry, and education are all working together to ensure that NWT residents have the information they need to be well positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Our government made a commitment in its mandate to take steps to close the skills gap using the Skills 4 Success…

Labour Views March 1, 2017 | UNW opposes GNWT budget

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Labour Views March 1, 2017 Submitted by: Todd Parsons Union of Northern Workers, President UNW opposes GNWT budget  With less than three weeks to go, the Union of Northern Workers remains resolute that the proposed 2017-18 GNWT budget is a bad one for workers. In recent weeks our members have been taking part in rallies in Fort Smith, at the Legislative Assembly, and in front of the Yellowknife Fire Hall.  We have been trying to…