Monday’s strike averted, GNWT, union head to binding recommendations

The Union of Northern Workers announced early Sunday morning that plans for a territoriy-wide strike on Monday will be postponed. Since Friday, the UNW and territorial government have sought to find an 11th hour deal that could impact 4,000 GNWT workers under mediator Vince Ready. A posting on the UNW website just after midnight Sunday...
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Simon Whitehouse
Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. He came from Prince Edward County, Ont., and obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Working in Yellowknife, he covers education-based stories and general news but has also taken other beats in the past, including city hall and entertainment. He is a champion of the printed word and the importance of newspapers. As a board member of the United Way NWT and Rotary True North, he believes in the importance of civic engagement and community building. He spends his spare time with his boxer Sharona. Simon can be reached at (867) 766-8295 and