UNW 16th Triennial Convention is this year!

Yellowknife, October 17-19, 2014 

Check for regular updates, important deadline dates, and documents on the Convention 2014 page. 


Local Presidents Meet in Yellowknife

LPAC 2014

It was great to see the UNW Local Presidents in Yellowknife this weekend for their annual meeting.  They are seen here, posing with President Todd Parsons and 1st VP Gayla Thunstrom, and the Explorer Hotel bear!

Local 3 Supports Anti-Bullying

Local 3 anti bullying

UNW Local 3's Mike Carruthers presents a cheque for $500 to East Three Elementary School's principal Jenette Vlanich in support of Anti Bullying Day for the purchase of pink T Shirts for all of the students and the staff

PSAC North Job Posting

Grievance and Adjudication Officer - Yellowknife

Closing Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
Click HERE to go to the PSAC website for more information on how to apply, and to see the full description.

SETTLEMENT OF GRIEVANCES -- Shift Premiums on 3rd and Subsequent Weekends Worked

The UNW and the GNWT have reached a settlement on two grievances that were filed  regarding the payment of shift premiums for those who worked on a 3rd or subsequent weekend.

If you are a former employee of the GNWT and you worked 3rd and subsequent weekends please contact us no later than July 18th.

We have a very short timeframe in which to provide the Employer with any supporting documentation that you may have, so it is imperative that you respond to us by July 18th.

To read the entire letter, click HERE.

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.

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 eso@unw.ca 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.

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

www.fluidsurveys.com/s/violence_conjugale (French)


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.


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