FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NWT Court removes limit on number of picketer

YELLOWKNIFE: The UNW/PSAC is happy to report that the interim injunction limiting the number of picketers at City facilities was amended by the NWT Supreme Court this morning.

We are very pleased with this ruling, which reaffirms our members’ rights to peaceful and lawful protest.

It is shameful that the City is attempting to use the courts to infringe on their workers’ rights and freedoms in order to mitigate the financial impacts the City faces as a consequence of their lockout. We look forward to responding to their allegations in court next Tuesday.

The temporary injunction that the City served its workers this week was a heavy-handed tactic intended to bully and intimidate our members. It did not work.

Our members are more united than ever and will continue to picket in accordance with the law, until the employer is ready to come back to the table with a new offer.

Gayla Thunstrom, UNW President

Lorraine Rousseau, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President, North
Chris Aylward, PSAC National President

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