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November 21, 2016 - 11:15am •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North (as published in the Yellowknifer, November 23, 2016) Trumpocalypse, #RIPUSA, and many other striking hashtags were trending on social media on November 8th 2016. Bewilderment rippled worldwide. Aside from the myriad of socio-economic issues that led to Trump’s election, one evident cause stood out.
November 18, 2016 - 3:24pm •
Delegates from the QEC Bargaining Unit participated in an important Bargaining Conference in Iqaluit in early November to prepare for negotiations for a new collective agreement.
November 7, 2016 - 11:57am •
On Nov. 4th, the GNWT launched a website that tracks the progress of various departments on priorities outlined in the GNWT's 2016-2019 mandate. PSAC North commends the Government of the Northwest Territories for their effort to improve openness and transparency.  Read below excerpt from the press release from the Department of the Executive:
November 7, 2016 - 11:29am •
Read HERE the latest update from the bargaining team representing members at the Ekati mine site. 
November 3, 2016 - 11:32am •
Indigenous activist Brenda Sayers held the portfolio that legally challenged the Federal Government from ratifying the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (CC-FIPPA) on behalf of Hupacasath First Nation. Knowing the drastic impact TPP will have on Aboriginal Rights and Title and Treaty Rights, Canadians, future generations and natural environment, Brenda is asking PM Justin Trudeau to reject the TPP. Read her powerful letter HERE.  
October 30, 2016 - 9:21pm •
This Halloween, PSAC organized a Day of Action to encourage the Trudeau Government to live up to their promises and bring changes to the Treasury Board bargaining process, as well as resolve the Phoenix Pay System issues. There were many different types of actions across Canada giving Federal Government workers a chance to make their point. In Yellownife, PSAC North invited members to meet us for an event in front of the Greenstone building.   WHEN: Monday, October 31, 2016
October 18, 2016 - 10:54am •
Bob McLeod, Wally Schumann, Robert C. McLeod, Caroline Cochrane, Alfred Moses, Louis Sebert will be hosting a Public Open House at the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife on October 18. 7 - 9 pm, Great Hall, NWT Legislative Assembly Join in the conversation and ask them about issues that matter to you and our territory, such as how are they planning to reach the ambitious goals they've set out in the Mandate of the 18th Legislative Assembly. 
October 16, 2016 - 9:13pm •
Want some food for thought? Alternatives North, Public Service Alliance of Canada and Northern Territories Federation of Labour will give out food for thought Monday, October 17 at the Yellowknife Post office. Snacks will be provided to the public along with a postcard people can mail to federal Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, calling for meaningful consultation in the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
October 11, 2016 - 11:24am •
By Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the North (abbreviated version published in the Yellowknifer, October 12 2016)  Here’s a $150 million-dollar question: if you knew your single-mom neighbour lives with her children in unsuitable housing, surviving off food banks, would you help out? Or would you give a hand to a businessperson with a vague intention to set up shop down the street, by helping them pave the road instead?
October 6, 2016 - 1:48pm •
Want to learn about issues that impact you and your community, and what you could do to address them?   Check out Alternatives North's open house event in Yellowknife, Oct. 12, 5-6:30 Sometimes referred to as the “unofficial opposition”, Alternatives North is a NWT-based social and environmental justice group that takes the grassroots approach to democratic change.     

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