The working-class history of Nunavut Territory
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- Unstable relations with Steelworkers rocks
- United Steelworkers of America press release, 16 August
2000. Contract talks have broken off between the United
Steelworkers' Local 9446 at Nanisivik Mine and
Breakwater Resources Ltd.'s wholly-owned subsidiary,
Canzinco Ltd. The mine is located 700 kilometres north of
the Arctic Circle, and was purchased by Breakwater
Resources in 1996. The Steelworkers union was certified to
represent the 145 miners last spring.
- Union warns of more job transfer
- North.CBC, 3 July 2003. The Nunavut Employees Union says
the territorial government may have trouble filling the
latest batch of jobs to be transferred out of the capital
to a smaller community. The government's plan to
spread jobs throughout the territory is an admirable one,
but could be making a bad situation worse.
- GN-NEU wage deal decided on northern
- By Jim Bell, Nunatsiaq News, 9 April
2004. The Government of Nunavut bought three-and-a half of
years of labour peace for itself by throwing money at the
northern allowance. The new agreement covers about 1,750
employees—or about one-third of Nunavut residents
who have jobs.