International Women’s Day—Struggles Won, Struggles Continue

By Labour Views

Labour Views for February 25, 2015 Written by Gayla Thunstrom, Acting President Northern Territories Federation of Labour History teaches us the importance of remembering and celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 every year. The day has its roots in the early 20th century, when labour movements first began to advocate for equal rights, such as pay, for women as they began to join the work force in greater numbers. Throughout the 20th century in…

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A Fond Farewell – Mary Lou reflects on her time as NTFL president

By Labour Views
Labour Views February 6, 2015 Written by Gayla Thunstrom, Acting President Northern Territories Federation of Labour As president of the NTFL Mary Lou Cherwaty was  regular contributor to the Labour View column since 2007.  She has recently left the north to work in the labour movement in Manitoba. NTFL Kivalliq Vice President Maureen Doherty caught up with Mary Lou and asked her to reflect on her term as President and share with us, her parting...
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TOWN OF HAY RIVER WORKERS BEGIN STRIKE FEBRUARY 9

By General News

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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Town of Hay River Workers Give Strike Notice – Delayed

By Uncategorized

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 on strike

By General News

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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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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Fight for the right to retire

By Labour Views

Labour Views January 28, 2015 Written by Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North Canadian workers shouldn’t have to fight for the right to a secure retirement. They should feel comfortable knowing they’ll be able to live out their twilight years without worrying about making ends meet. After all, most workers have paid into the Canadian Pension Plan all their lives, and have put in their fair share of contributions to their workplace pension…

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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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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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