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WORKERS, TOWN OF HAY RIVER AGREE TO RESUME TALKS TODAY

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Plan to set aside differences, reach deal for members to return to work Bargaining teams representing Town of Hay River workers and their employer will resume negotiations in an effort to find common ground and put an end to the labour dispute. Both parties will resume talks Monday May 25. “This strike has taken a heavy toll on the community,” says Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the Public Service Alliance of Canada North….

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Fracking Petition

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May 27 is the deadline for signing the petition calling for a moratorium on fracking until a regional study with public consultations is completed. The petition urges the Government of the Northwest Territories to put a moratorium on fracking until “a comprehensive, transparent and public review of environmental, social and economic risks and benefits…is completed” and “the NWT public clearly indicates whether the risks and benefits are acceptable or not. “  It also calls upon the…

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CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF NORTHERN SOLIDARITY

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Labour Views May 20, 2015 Written by Alex Lambrecht, Treasurer Northern Territories Federation of Labour 35 years ago, On May 17, 1980, 54 delegates attended the founding convention of the Northwest Territories Federation of Labour, chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress.  The delegates represented 26 Locals with a total membership of 3,230.  They adopted a Constitution, elected an executive, and dealt with 23 resolutions. The first elected President of the Federation was Phil Malloy of the United…

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The Importance of Workplace Safety

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NAOSH Week The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is a continent wide event spanning Canada, the USA and Mexico.  NAOSH Week was created to highlight to the public, government, and industry the importance of reducing injuries and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. The goal of the North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all…

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Election 2015: Time for better choices

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The Canadian Labour Congress has launched a new campaign to promote dialogue and better choices around 4 key issues in the upcoming Federal Election.  Here’s a quick overview.  To learn more about this critical issues please visit   www.betterchoice.ca Retirement Security –  With the number or Seniors living in poverty constantly increasing and an increasing number of workers set to retire, it is time to expand CPP.  No one should have to retire in Poverty….

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Request for Participation in Important Disability Services Survey

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The Survey The NWT Disabilities Council is currently running a project to update basic information on disability and related services in the Northwest Territories. The reason for the creation of this project was to revisit the NWT Action Plan for Persons With Disabilities, published in 2008. As a part of this project, we have developed three surveys: one for people living with a disability, another for parents and caregivers of people living with a disability,…

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Town of Hay River Workers Give Strike Notice – Delayed

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Media Release February 4, 2015 – For Immediate Release Town of Hay River Strike Delayed Due to a delay in approvals by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), strike action by the Union of Northern Workers against the Town of Hay River will not begin on Friday, as previously announced. The UNW will again serve strike notice as soon as documentation is approved, and will be in a legal strike position 72 hours later. The…

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FORT SMITH HOUSING AUTHORITY WORKERS SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

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Media Release – January 29, 2015  For Immediate Release Unionized workers at the Fort Smith Housing Authority have given notice of strike action to begin Monday, February 2. PSAC members of Union of Northern Workers (UNW) Local 2 will be on the picket line Monday morning unless a deal to avert the strike is reached beforehand.  Workers unanimously supported strike action in a vote taken December 11.  Conciliation following the strike vote failed to produce…

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NWT Campaign School for Women – Yellowknife February 6 & 7th

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The Status of Women Council of the NWT will be hosting a 2 day Campaign School workshop of Women February 6th and 7th, 2015 Yellowknife. The purpose of the Campaign School workshop is to provide support and relevant information about elections and campaigning as woman in the NWT to prospective female candidates who are considering running in the 2015 territorial election, and key members of their campaign Team. More information and a registration form can…

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