Labour Views for August 3, 2016: Pride North of Sixty

By Labour Views, LGBTQ+, PSAC North, UNW

Labour Views for August 3, 2016 Pride North of Sixty Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Across the globe Pride events are held at different times throughout the year.  In Canada, the summer months bring Out a variety of Pride activities from coast to coast to coast. Just over five years ago, NWT Pride held its first festival in Yellowknife, and continues to grow as the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, fairness…

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Labour Views July 20, 2016: Canada’s ignored labour force: challenges and opportunities

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LABOUR VIEWS: July 20, 2016 Canada’s ignored labour force: challenges and opportunities Written by: Jack Bourassa, REVP PSAC North We would never move. Maybe inland, but never too far, Judy says, with a firm certainty in her smile. I’m learning from my Inuvialuit friend about environmental issues in Tuktoyaktuk in preparation for the Climate Change Townhall recently held by the federal government in Yellowknife. Tuktoyaktuk’s shores are eroding and ice freezes later than it used to, shortening…

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2016 CLC Women’s Summer School

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Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region Women’s Summer School will be held at the UNIFOR Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. This year the Summer School will be held from July 10 to 15, 2016. Courses: (Each course listed below runs for the duration of the week). Candidate Development for Women Leading from Strength: Leadership Development for Indigenous and Women of Colour Sisters in Struggle (ETFO Members only) Transforming Conflict for Women WHSC Instructor Training (Week…

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Making Yellowknife Great Again: “Social Capital” and how we see the role of the union

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LABOUR VIEWS: July 6, 2016 Written by: Todd Parsons, President of the Union of Northern Workers As I write this column, we are on the cusp of another July 1 and July 4 when we take the time in North America to celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day. At this point in our history we are bombarded on both sides of the border with one peculiar presidential campaign message of “Make America Great Again.” The title…

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2016 CLC Summer School

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Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region’s Summer School will be held at the UNIFOR Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario.  This year the Summer School will be held from July 3 to 8, 2016. Courses: (Each course listed below runs for the duration of the week). Facing Management Effectively ODRT Level IV (Return to Work) Labour Community Advocate Training Program: Level 1 Member Engagement – Member Action (New for 2016) Mental Health in the Workplace…

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Postal Banking and the future of Canada Post – From anywhere… to everyone.

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LABOUR VIEWS: June 22, 2016 Postal Banking and the future of Canada Post – From anywhere… to everyone. Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour  In 1981 the Canada Post Act came into effect demolishing the Post Office Department of Canada. Since then Canada Post has evolved and modernized its operations, however, over the last few years many tactics have been employed by Canada Post to reduce expenses, increase revenue and eliminate…

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2016 NTFL Learners Awards – Kivalliq Region

By General News, Kivalliq Region, Learner Awards, Nunavut

Each year in the Kivalliq region the RVP awards several students with a gift certificate in recoginition for the hard work and dediction to learning. On Tuesday, May 10 in Rankin Inlet at the Community Hall, Chad Carroll RVP Kivalliq Region presented Tapia Tattuinee and Jonah Jr. Siusangnark with the 2016 NTFL Learner Award   ALL NTFL Kivalliq Region Award Recipients: Arviat: Rochelle Illnik Angela Mukjungnik   Baker Lake: Kim Aupaluktuq   Chesterfield Inlet: BoDerek Rudkin   Coral Harbour:…

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Management Rights or Prying Eyes?: Disentangling the law of workplace surveillance [Lancaster Audio Conference]

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OPEN TO EVERYONE! Join us for this Lancaster Audio Conference PLEASE SIGNUP HERE Organized by the Union of Northern Workers Hosted by the Northern Territories Federation of Labour Sponsored by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, North   Moderators Shana French Employer Counsel Sherrard Kuzz David Yazbeck Union Counsel Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck Speakers Lyndsay Wasser Employer Counsel McMillan Avner Levin Professor and Director, Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute Ryerson University   Dan Scott Union…

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 21 May

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“In a diverse world, the destruction of cultures is a crime, and uniformity is a dead-end: our aim must be to enhance, in one movement, the diversity that enriches us and the human rights that bring us together.” Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural…

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