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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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Labour Day BBQ 2016 – Yellowknife (We Stand for Fairness)

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Labour Day is a chance to recognize the contributions unions have made to improving the quality of life for all workers and their families. This years theme is ‘We Stand for Fairness’ Join us at our annual Labour Day BBQ in Yellowknife at Somba K’e Civic Plaza (next to City Hall)! Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Fresh Air, Fun and Games!

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May Day 2016

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May Day began over two hundred years ago during the industrial revolution, a weeks work was six days, each lasting 10-16 hours. This was the beginning of a monumental change, a revolution of great importance and historical significance – “Eight hours’ labour, Eight hours’ recreation, Eight hours’ rest” is the slogan that brought unity to the labour movement during a time when workers’ rights, health and safety were non-existent and disregarded by Governments and Employers….

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