Welcome UNW Locals 38 and 39

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Welcome Locals 38 and 39 The NTFL continues to grow! We are excited to announce two new affiliates – Union of Northern Workers Local 38 and 39. Local 38, which is made up of our members in the Tlicho Area, had been part of Local 1. Local 39, which is made up of members from the Sahtu area, had been part of Local 3. Local 38 Local 38 represents Behchoko Ko Gah K’aodee and GNWT (Behchoko, Gameti,…

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Labour Views February 15, 2017 | Quality or Quantity? – Finding a Balance

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Labour Views February 15, 2017 Written by Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Quality or Quantity? – Finding a Balance We place education at the top of our societal values and expect nothing less than the highest quality education for our children –  then why aren’t we providing the resources that are needed both intrinsically and extrinsically for students and teachers? If a doctor saved your child’s life, most parents would be forever…

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Labour Views – February 1, 2017: FUTURE WORKERS’ PLIGHT

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Labour Views – February 1, 2017 Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President, Northern Territories Federation of Labour FUTURE WORKERS’ PLIGHT We’re living at a time where the production of goods is fast-approaching the golden “zero-marginal cost” (aka Free Goods and Services). However, rather than allowing this level of technology to benefit society, industries are working to prevent the global collaborative commons from eclipsing capitalism – typical greed over humanity. Technology and automation will inevitably replace many…

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Labour Views – November 23, 2016: Make Canada Democratic Again

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By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North (as published in the Yellowknifer, November 23, 2016) Trumpocalypse, #RIPUSA, and many other striking hashtags were trending on social media on November 8th 2016. Bewilderment rippled worldwide. Aside from the myriad of socio-economic issues that led to Trump’s election, one evident cause stood out. Hillary Clinton got 47.7% of the vote. Donald Trump got 47.5% of the vote. Donald Trump won the U.S. Presidency due to…

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Labour Views – November 9, 2016: Humanities Collective Objectives – Because it’s almost 2017

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Labour Views – November 9, 2016 Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President, Northern Territories Federation of Labour Humanities Collective Objectives – Because it’s almost 2017 It’s almost the end of 2016, and soon we’ll be hearing “Because, it’s 2017”, yet every time I hear this I can’t help but think that the year is irrelevant in justifying the removal of systemic barriers within our outdated form of social governance – especially when humanity struggles to meet…

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Labour Views column for October 26, 2016, 2016: Show me the money!

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Submitted by: Todd Parsons President, Union of Northern Workers It would be fair to say the sentiment at the Union of Northern Workers these days is one of disappointment and bafflement. It is not news that right now we are consulting with our membership after going through four sessions of negotiations for a new collective agreement with the GNWT. Aside from some of the anti-bullying language we successfully achieved earlier this year, the employer has…

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YWS 2016: National Young Workers’ Summit – Building Young Workers’ Power

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WHAT YWS 2016 IS ABOUT Precarious work. Income inequality. Climate change. We are at a pivotal point in time where these phrases have come to define the challenges facing our generation of workers. But our future is not yet decided. Our generation has a powerful, collective voice to achieve the changes we want to see, and guide the country in which we want to live. YWS 2016 will bring together hundreds of young workers and…

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Rise Up! CLC Human Rights Conference

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What Rise Up! Is About We are making change and building a stronger labour movement that recognizes the struggles of all people facing inequality in the workplace and society. The Rise Up! conference is an opportunity for union activists to come together and explore equality and fairness for all. We can empower each other by acknowledging our struggles, celebrating our gains, and sharing our stories. As human rights activists, we celebrate diversity and use our…

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2016 PSAC North Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members | Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Our Future!

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October 15, 2016 to October 16, 2016 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Lucy Jackson Room YEU, Whitehorse, Yukon (Map) We are pleased to announce the 2016 PSAC North Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members, which will be held October 15th and 16th, 2016 under the theme “Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Our Future!”. This conference is a historical first for the PSAC North. Racially Visible members will have a chance to network, to learn, and to exchange information…

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Groundswell 2016: Toward a Healthy Economy for People and the Planet

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COUNCIL OF CANADIANS ANNUAL CONFERENCE and SUPPORTERS MEETING Join us in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, October 14-16, 2016 This year, our Annual Conference and Supporters’ Meeting moves to St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel October 14-16. It will be an action-packed weekend you won’t want to miss! The awards dinner will take place on Saturday at the Johnson Geo Centre and the Supporters’ Meeting on Sunday…

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