November 29, 2019 - 11:05am •
City Refuses to Address Members’ Concerns
The UNW/PSAC bargaining team is ready to go back to the table any time the City of Yellowknife is willing to negotiate seriously. By presenting a final offer before negotiations were scheduled to end, the Employer ignored many issues.
There are more than 10 demands related to work-life balance that the City of Yellowknife has ignored in their final offer. Some of them are:
- Better vacation accrual
November 21, 2019 - 10:06am •
Members of PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee joined Yellowknife's first Family Violence Awareness Month Solidarity March on November 6. The march was organized by the Status of Women Council of the NWT to kick off its Family Violence Awareness Month.
Anne Walsh, Geraldine Penney and Nancy Lamb
October 22, 2019 - 5:43pm •
She/Ze Leads the World - Yukon’s first ever Women’s Leadership Summit may be the next step in your leadership journey: a leadership summit for northern women taking place on November 19 and 21, 2019.
With two jam-packed days of panels, inspiring keynote speakers and breakout sessions, you’ll learn from female leaders from across Canada who have used their passion and determination to drive their success. With off-site events and our Mentor One-2-One Hour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and work through your challenges with strong senior leaders.
October 18, 2019 - 5:03pm •
PSAC North NWT Regional Health and Safety Committee organized an Outreach series of events: “Take a Moment for Safety.”
It involved meeting people on Market Days at Somba K’e Park in Yellowknife. Each person was asked for a safety tip that they would live by. Adults and children shared insights on on how to stay safe.
October 18, 2019 - 4:37pm •
In the spirit of reconciliation, PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee organized Orange Shirt beading workshop on September 28 and 29. The event was open to all: Indigenous and non-Indigenous PSAC members, supporters and allies. Jayla Rousseau Thomas facilitated the workshop. The event led to important discussions about Orange Shirt Day and its origin. Every Child Matters buttons were provided to participants and they all went away with their beaded Orange Shirt pins.
October 18, 2019 - 12:09pm •
Each year on October 4th communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee and Whitehorse Regional Women's Committee sponsored the Sisters in Spirit in Whitehorse event by providing refreshments to participants. The event and vigil was organized by Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council on October 4th, 2019.
October 10, 2019 - 12:01pm •
Members of PSAC North Regional Council met in Iqaluit. The three day meeting included important discussions about campaigns and upcoming regional convention, strategy sessions, website and media orientation, and a presentation by guest speakers including Anne Tennier, President of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq took us through a journey in history with her presentation about Inuit history and life before and after colonization.
September 2, 2019 - 2:53pm •
By Jack Bourassa
A long weekend filled with picnics, good times and beautiful memories. That’s Labour Day for many of us, including myself. You might be too busy today, or you might just be taking a break— we all need some ‘me’ time. Whatever you’re doing today, let’s all take a moment and acknowledge the power of our voice and pledge to create a positive change.
June 20, 2019 - 2:24pm •
Northwest Territories Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee donated $1000 to the North Slave Métis Alliance for June 21st Fish Fry at Somba K’e Civic Plaza. PSAC North and the committee looks forward to the celebrations. Wherever you are, find out where the day is being celebrated, participate and volunteer.
April 26, 2019 - 6:58pm •
Negotiations between the Yukon Government and your bargaining team continued in Whitehorse on the week of April 22. To read April 26 bargaining update, please view the attached document.