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Labour Views July 20, 2016: Canada’s ignored labour force: challenges and opportunities

By Labour Views

LABOUR VIEWS: July 20, 2016 Canada’s ignored labour force: challenges and opportunities Written by: Jack Bourassa, REVP PSAC North We would never move. Maybe inland, but never too far, Judy says, with a firm certainty in her smile. I’m learning from my Inuvialuit friend about environmental issues in Tuktoyaktuk in preparation for the Climate Change Townhall recently held by the federal government in Yellowknife. Tuktoyaktuk’s shores are eroding and ice freezes later than it used to, shortening…

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Making Yellowknife Great Again: “Social Capital” and how we see the role of the union

By Labour Views

LABOUR VIEWS: July 6, 2016 Written by: Todd Parsons, President of the Union of Northern Workers As I write this column, we are on the cusp of another July 1 and July 4 when we take the time in North America to celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day. At this point in our history we are bombarded on both sides of the border with one peculiar presidential campaign message of “Make America Great Again.” The title…

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Postal Banking and the future of Canada Post – From anywhere… to everyone.

By Labour Views

LABOUR VIEWS: June 22, 2016 Postal Banking and the future of Canada Post – From anywhere… to everyone. Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour  In 1981 the Canada Post Act came into effect demolishing the Post Office Department of Canada. Since then Canada Post has evolved and modernized its operations, however, over the last few years many tactics have been employed by Canada Post to reduce expenses, increase revenue and eliminate…

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2016 NTFL Learners Awards – Kivalliq Region

By General News, Kivalliq Region, Learner Awards, Nunavut

Each year in the Kivalliq region the RVP awards several students with a gift certificate in recoginition for the hard work and dediction to learning. On Tuesday, May 10 in Rankin Inlet at the Community Hall, Chad Carroll RVP Kivalliq Region presented Tapia Tattuinee and Jonah Jr. Siusangnark with the 2016 NTFL Learner Award   ALL NTFL Kivalliq Region Award Recipients: Arviat: Rochelle Illnik Angela Mukjungnik   Baker Lake: Kim Aupaluktuq   Chesterfield Inlet: BoDerek Rudkin   Coral Harbour:…

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 21 May

By United Nations international observance

“In a diverse world, the destruction of cultures is a crime, and uniformity is a dead-end: our aim must be to enhance, in one movement, the diversity that enriches us and the human rights that bring us together.” Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural…

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The Free Market; Nothing is Ever Free (A Societal Self-Reflection)

By Labour Views

LABOUR VIEWS: May 18, 2016 Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President – Northern Territories Federation of Labour  Most people know of the game Monopoly – you know the one where you try to capture all of the open spaces on the board, building up property to increase your tax revenue and inevitably creating a monopoly to win the game. It’s no surprise that the objective of the game isn’t all that different from the objectives of…

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​17 May 2016, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2016)

By United Nations international observance

Theme 2016: ICT entrepreneurship for social impact In 2016, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD-2016) will focus on the theme: “ICT entrepreneurship for social impact”, in accordance with Resolution 68 and as endorsed by ITU Council 2015. ICT entrepreneurs and start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a particularly relevant role in ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. They are involved in the development of innovative ICT-enabled solutions with a…

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International Day of Families 15 May

By United Nations international observance

“Equitable social and economic development depends on fair legal frameworks and social norms that support the rights of women and children. Discriminatory laws and practices that do not give equal rights to all, and that suppress women’s and children’s rights, have no place in contemporary families, communities, societies and nations.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2016 Theme: Families, healthy lives and sustainable future The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year….

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The 2016 PSAC NATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY CONFERENCE

By Health and Safety, PSAC National

The 2016 PSAC NATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY  CONFERENCE will be held November 18 to 20, 2016 at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel in Montréal,  under the theme “SHAPING A NEW CULTURE FOR OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY.” Please find attached the call-out in both French and English as well as the link to complete the registration form on-line on our website.The deadline for applications and resolutions is June 10, 2016. LINK: https://psacunion.ca/eform/submit/2016-psac-health-and-safety-conf(link is external) The deadline…

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World Press Freedom Day

By United Nations international observance

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. 3 May was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in…

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