UNW 16th Triennial Convention is this year!
Convention will take place in Yellowknife October 17, 18, 19, 2014.
Check for regular updates, important deadline dates, and documents on the Convention 2014 page.
International Women's Day
Here is a message from PSAC Nation President, Robyn Benson.
Bread and Roses Luncheon March 8, 2014
One Minute Message Video Contest
Your chance to win $2000! Deadline to enter is March 13, 2014
Why not start 2014 off right by shooting some video on how unions stand up for fairness, deliver good jobs and better lives, and how unions fight for a better deal for everyone?
It’s easy! All you need is a video camera, a script and some friends to help put it all together. Then simply enter the Canadian Labour Congress One Minute Message contest and you could have the chance to win $2000.00.
Go to the CLC website for more information!
GNWT Members - Rest Periods MOA
The UNW and the GNWT proudly announce an agreement has been reached regarding Rest Periods. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) becomes part of the Collective Agreement as of April 1, 2014.
This agreement specifically outlines the situations where an employee would be entitled to a minimum of an 8 hour rest period before reporting for a regularly scheduled work day or shift, without loss of regular earnings.
Click HERE to read the full joint communique to members.
Click HERE to read the full MOA.
PSAC North Political Action Symposium
Local Officer Training
for North Great Slave Region Locals ~ April 12-13th, 2014
for Somba K’e Region Locals ~ April 26th – 27th, 2014
Courses will be held in the Genesis Room located on the 2nd floor of the Nunasi Building Suite 201 5109 48th Street Yellowknife. Courses will run from 9:00-5:00 each day.
To register or for more information please contact Chaka Rukobo at email@example.com or phone at 867-873-5668 ext 233 or toll free at 1-877-906-4447. Locals are asked to confirm participation and submit the number, names & positions of executive members (as per the UNW by-laws) attending from their Local.
Chris Potyok, RVP North Great Slave, and his wife Estrellita are in the Phillipines this month, and are witnessing the destruction typhoon Yolanda first hand. The UNW donated $2000 to the Rotary Club Bacolad-North, to assist with their relief operations in the area. This amount was matched by the PSAC Social Justice Fund.
Chris said this from the Phillipines on Wednesday, "I'm excited about the prospects of the UNW and the PSAC working in partnership with Service Groups and organizations in providing assistance when it's needed, and establishing solid social infrastructures that benefit us all by improving our quality of life. That's the Union way."
Click on this link to read an article about their visit in the Phillipine newspaper Visayand Daily News. (scroll down to the third article)
UPDATE! Read the thank you email and progress report HERE.
Domestic Violence and Canadian Workers - SURVEY
You are invited to participate in a survey conducted by the Women’s Committee of the Canadian Labour Congress in partnership with researchers at the University of Western Ontario (Western). This survey looks at how domestic violence can affect Canadian workers and what kinds of supports are available in workplaces. You are being asked to participate because you are a member of one of the unions co-sponsoring this survey.
www.fluidsurveys.com/s/DVatWork (English) or
Support the United Way
Check out our United Way page for more information!
Should the Public Service have the right to strike?
The Ottawa Citizen wrote a really good story about that, Click here to follow the link. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Should+public+service+have+right+strike/9216352/story.html
Union Supports Aven's New Expanded Facility
READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE!
UNW Continues Support for Kids Ahead
In conjunction with Rotary, UNW has renewed its support again this year for the Healthy Snacks program. Todd Parsons presented a $15,000 cheque to Rotary member Charles Dent.
Have you seen Canadian Labour ads on TV?
Catchy ads are running on TV, follow this link to see the ads. Check out the Fairness Works video in English video at: http://youtu.be/nhInxpMMqk0
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.