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  The owner of a McDonald's franchise in Yellowknife has apologised to staff after a manager ordered employees to speak only English while on the job. Al Nielsen issued the apology letter on the Labour Day long weekend after learning about an "insensitive" and "inappropriate" English-only notice distributed to employees by the manager...
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2016 NTFL Learners Awards – Kivalliq Region

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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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National Social Work Month

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“Each March marks National Social Work Month. This is a time of year that we recognize social workers across Canada for their dedication to working with individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. Social workers have a particular interest in the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and/or living in poverty and changing the structures in society that lead to this inequality. Therefore, social work is concerned…

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The Harper Casebook

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As we approach the fall federal election, the NTFL encourages everyone to take the time to read this publication by the National Union of Public and General Employees. This publication gives quick review of the kind of government Stephen Harper has given Canadians during his three terms as prime minister of Canada. A PDF downloadThe Harper Casebook – We’re No Dummies NUGPE Website: http://nupge.ca/publications/harper-casebook               ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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June 1st – Injured Workers Day

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If injured workers are barred from suing their employers for injury, they should not receive half measures. On Injured Workers Day, June 1, injured workers, as well as unions and other organizations, will remind all governments that justice – not poverty – was the primary reason the compensation system was set up in 1914. Workers gave up their right to sue employers for workplace injury and illness compensation in exchange for a system that was…

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NUNAVUT FOOD SECURITY COALITION PARTICIPATES IN EVERY PLATE FULL

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From May 2 to 8, 2015, food banks across Canada will come together to raise food and funds at the local level, stocking the shelves for the summer months as part of Food Bank Canada’s Every Plate Full fundraising campaign. In support of this campaign, the Nunavut Food Security Coalition has prepared a resource called Nunavut Community-Based Food Programs to help simplify building relationships between donors and recipients. More information can be found on the  Nunavut…

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Happy May Day! – International Labour Day

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Today is May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. It is a celebration of the international labour movement and is a national holiday in more than 80 countries worldwide. In many other countries, like ours, it is celebrated by workers but not recognized by governments. May Day’s roots go back 120 years. It began as a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket riots, where police shot and killed many public demonstrators who were supporting a…

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National Day of Mourning – Tuesday April 28 2015

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April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.  The National Day of Mourning was first declared in 1984 by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).  The date, April 28 was picked because it was this day in 1914 that the Workers’ Compensation Act received its third reading.  In December 1990, the Workers Mourning Day Act was passed, officially recognizing April 28 as a National observance. When the CLC…

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TOWN OF HAY RIVER WORKERS BEGIN STRIKE FEBRUARY 9

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Picket line to be set up outside Recreation Centre Unionized workers at the Town of Hay River will begin a strike with full withdrawal of services Monday February 9 at 8 AM. Public Service Alliance of Canada North members of Union of Northern Workers (UNW) Local 6 will set up a picket line at their strike headquarters outside the town’s Recreation Centre. The required 72 hour strike notice was served following approval of documentation by…

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Fort Smith Housing Authority workers on strike

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Unionized workers at the Fort Smith Housing Authority (FSHA) begin a strike and full withdrawal of services Monday, February, 2 at 8 a.m. Public Service Alliance of Canada North members of Union of Northern Workers (UNW) Local 2 will set up a picket line Monday morning at their strike headquarters across from the Housing Authority office. The beginning of the month is a busy time for tenants in Fort Smith, and the picket line will…

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