Fair Wages Fair Work

By | Labour Views
When we look to the health of our territorial communities we can agree that many more families are struggling in today’s economy. The loss of jobs in private and government worker sector impacts every one’s daily lives. The increases to insurance, food, utilities and many other items are causing the...
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Workers Experiencing Domestic Violence

By | Uncategorized

We often ask ourselves, “Why would someone stay in an abusive relationship?” It’s hard to leave if you don’t have an income. Keeping your job can make the difference between escaping from, or remaining trapped in, a violent relationship. The term family violence includes neglect, along with physical, sexual, emotional/verbal and financial abuse. Domestic violence almost always makes its way into the workplace in some shape or form. It’s almost impossible to not let your personal…

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Labour Views / The Trouble with Mining

By | Labour Views
    THE TROUBLE WITH MINING   On Oct 20, 2017 the Yellowknifer reported that Dr. Brian Lee Crowley “warned that a rising tide of ‘organized opposition’ to resource development – exemplified by protests against new pipelines, mines, clear-cutting and the like – poses a threat to Canadian prosperity.”  ...
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Labour Views / Pharmacare

By | Labour Views
Pharmacare helps workers and employers   Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include coverage for prescription drugs. Three million Canadians are unable to afford their prescribed medication and 9 in 10 Canadians support having a National Public Drug Plan that...
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Language in the Workplace

By | General News
  The owner of a McDonald's franchise in Yellowknife has apologised to staff after a manager ordered employees to speak only English while on the job. Al Nielsen issued the apology letter on the Labour Day long weekend after learning about an "insensitive" and "inappropriate" English-only notice distributed to employees by the manager...
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Labour Day

By | Uncategorized
LABOUR DAY GREETINGS!   Introduction   I want to wish a very Happy Labour Day to all workers, without whom not one penny of profit would be made; nor would any public services be delivered!! As we celebrate Labour Day together, I encourage you to take a moment and think about...
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