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TAKE CHARGE OF CHANGE – activist training for young workers

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Originally posted on Canadian Labour Congress Website Taking Charge of Change (TCC) is an intensive eight-week activist training program for young workers and youth activists (age 30 and under) who want to lead, build and organize for change. This program takes place in a participatory online learning environment. This program will help you: build leadership skills to engage and mobilize young workers; build knowledge about the issues affecting young workers in the union, workplace and…

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Stephen Harper: The Musical – Tickets on Sale Now!

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NTFL is proud to support the NWT Council of Canadians in bringing this production to Yellowknife! A perfect night out for Valentines Day &  Tickets make the perfect Stocking Stuffer! Tickets for yourself and stocking stuffers for your friends are one sale now at Northern Images.  Price is $20 or by donation for low income people.  How to survive and thrive in the dying days of the empire of oil Starring James Gordon James Gordon’s fourth…

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Have Your Say on the NWT-BC Transboundary Water Agreement

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The NWT Chapter of Council of Canadians has been advocating for the protection of our waters.  Please take the time to read their message below and contact the GWNT with your comments. The long awaited transboundary water agreements are beginning to move quickly. The NWT-BC Agreement is nearing completion; the NWT-Alberta Agreement will be made public early in the new year.  Agreements with Saskatchewan and Yukon will follow thereafter. The NWT-BC agreement is a template…

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A Global Celebration!

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Labour Views column for December 10, 2014 Submitted by Mary Lou Cherwaty, President of the Northern Territories Federation of Labour The United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. The Declaration forms a basis for human rights all over the world.  It represents a significant change of direction from the events of World War II and the continuing colonialism that prevailed at that time.  Today, the…

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December 6th – A Vigil of Remembrance

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Labour Views column for November 25, 2014 Written by Mary Lou Cherwaty, President of the Northern Territories Federation of Labour On December 6, 1989, a man entered the School of Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal. He separated the women from the men.  He then systematically murdered these 14 young women: Genevieve Bergeron, age 21, Helene Colgan, age 23, Nathalie Croteau, age 23, Barbara Daigneault, age 22,  Anne-Marie Edward, age 21, Maud Haviernick, age…

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Stop the Privatization of Stanton Hospital (STHA) Facilities Department

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The following is posted on behalf of UNW Local 11: On Tuesday September 30th Todd Parsons, UNW President, received notice from GNWT Labour Relations that Stanton Territorial Health Authority plans to privatize our Facilities Department as soon as July 2015. On Thursday October 2nd the GNWT Messenger service confirmed this announcing three bidders for the Stanton renewal project. We must stand together to counter this privatization move and protect our public servants from these layoffs….

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Global Frackdown – October 11, 2014 Yellowknife

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NWT citizens are joining the worldwide Global Frackdown event Saturday, October 11th to highlight concerns with the dangers of fracking for our waters and climate. People will gather in Somba K’e Park at noon Saturday and march to Northern United Place to participate in an information session on the dangers of fracking.  The documentary “Showdown”, which focuses on the anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick, will be screened. Participation in the worldwide event is being organized…

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Stop Bill 12 !!

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Last night the  Standing Committee on Government Operations held a public meeting in regards to  Bill 12 – The Northern Employee Benefit Services Pension Plan Act. The NTFL, along with PSAC North and NWTTA all spoke urging the standing committee to stop this BILL 12, which in current form would allow for the Defined Benefit plan to be converted to a Target Benefit plan. Let’s stand together to stop this Bill and ensure that workers…

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Petition: Adoption of Improved Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

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Every worker  should have the right to feel safe when they go to work every day. Every employee should have the right to feel safe when they go to work every day. That’s why the Safety Advisory Committee helped draft better language to protect workers with new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. But the draft regulations have been collecting dust on the desks of both territorial ministers since 2011, and every year more workers die on the...
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Fracking Action North Film Night – Monday Sept 15th

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Gasland II Film Screening Monday September 15, 7-10 PM Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). GASLAND PART II shows how the stakes have been raised…

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