Happy February, Equity Members!
GNWT Bargaining - Input Call
It is that time again! The Input Call has gone out to Locals by email - time to start scheduling your bargaining proposal meetings with members. Please go to our GNWT bargaining page for more information for Locals.
Click HERE for information on the mentorship program, including available dates in 2015.
Check out our NEW BUILDING! page to see pictures of the progression of our new House of Labour! We can't wait for it to be done.
STOP Bill 12!
Go to our Campaigns page for more information
Detailed analysis and submissions by the labour organizations are found on the website StopBill12.org
THU FEB 19 - Legislative Assembly public hearing! Come out and show your support!
The GNWT's Bill 12--the Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Act--threatens the pension benefits of more than 1,000 UNW members. The Bill would allow benefits to be reduced retroactively, betraying the promise of benefit and income security workers signed on to under the current plan.
The Union of Northern Workers, Public Service Alliance of Canada, Northern Territories Federation of Labour and the NWT Teachers Association are fighting the Bill. Submissions have been made to the Legislative Assembly committee reviewing the Bill, calling for it to be withdrawn.
One clause in the bill would allow the GNWT to join the NEBS pension plan, leaving GNWT superannuation plan members vulnerable to cuts in benefits.
The Union of Northern Workers cares about our communities, and we are a working partner to support organizations who are making change. Interested in what your union does in the community? Check out some of the links on our website!
COFFEE IS BACK!
Cafe Justicia is back! The UNW has a new shipment of this organic, fair trade plus, Guatemalan coffee, purchased from the PSAC Social Justice Fund. We have: medium or dark roast, beans or ground (as supplies last). $13/bag cash only
If you would like to buy some, stop by the UNW building during office hours.