Change starts here

By Labour Views

Labour Views for October 1, 2014 Submitted by Mary Lou Cherwaty, President Organized labour and the United Way share a common goal – to strengthen our communities. The Canadian Labour movement has had a formal relationship with United Way Canada for 25 years. Twelve years ago the Northern Territories Federation of Labour, together with its affiliates, helped to found United Way Yellowknife, now known as United Way NWT. The federal and territorial governments have payroll deduction…

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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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Labour Presidents send message to Premiers

By Labour Views

Labour Views for September 17, 2014 Submitted by Mary Lou Cherwaty, President NTFL During the last week of August, all of the Provincial and Territorial Premiers met in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the Council of the Federation. The Federation of Labour Presidents from across the country took this opportunity to deliver a unified message to the First Ministers, consisting of the following proposals: Labour Market Skills Development Restore financial and human resources to Statistics…

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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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We want a public inquiry: Justice for Canada’s Aboriginal Women and Girls

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The RCMP has reported close to 1,200 cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women and girls between 1980 and 2012. That same report highlighted the fact that this number is disproportionately high, showing how Aboriginal women and girls make up over 16% of female homicides, 11% of missing women and yet make up only 4% of the female population in Canada. With evidence like this, the only right thing to do is call for a…

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Food Banks and Soup Kitchens

By Labour Views

Labour Views for September 3, 2014 Submitted by Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice-President Public Service Alliance of Canada North To be or not to be… that is a question pondered by many accessing services at local food banks and soup kitchens across the country and particularly in the North. To be hungry and dignified, that is, or to ask for help when they need it most. That’s because from 2008 to 2013, under the Conservative…

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Celebrating Workers – Labour Day Across the North

By General News

Coverage of the Yellowknife Event in September 2nd’s Edition of News North Labour Day events were held across the North with community bbq’s held in Rankin Inlet, Fort Smith, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. Labour Day is a chance recognize the contributions unions have made to improving the quality of life for all workers and their families. Thank you to everyone who came out and to our all our volunteers who helped make all the events a…

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Labour Day Events Across the North

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Come join us as we celebrate Labour Day in the NWT and Nunavut.  Click on the Posters below for more information on events taking place in the following communities: Yellowknife – Stanton Plaza, Noon to 2:00 pm Fort Smith – Conibear Park, Noon to 2:00 pm Iqaluit   -Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park, 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Rankin Inlet –  Elder’s Cabin , Noon – 3:00pm 

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Hay River Soup Kitchen Food Drive

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(originally posted on the PSAC North website) Walking through the cramped aisles of the Hay River Soup Kitchen’s food pantry, it’s hard not to bump into a box of macaroni and cheese or a tub chock full of rice or flour. The shelves are brimming with nutritious supplies, so much so that Soup Kitchen organizer Laura Rose has to store many of the boxes in a spare sea locker outside. That was hardly the case…

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