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  • Thursday, February 29, 2024
    NEU Iqaluit Office Closed Until Further Notice - February 29

    February 29: The NEU Iqaluit Head Office is closed due to inclement weather until further notice. Please leave a message for staff during the closure and we will get back to you as soon as the office reopens. Please check www.neu.ca and https://www.facebook.com/NunavutEmployeesUnion/ for any change in this situation. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.

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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    The NEU supports all efforts and initiatives to protect Indigenous languages

    For a printable copy of the statements below in (English and French) or (Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun), please "read more".

    ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑏᑦ (NEU) ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᖄᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᕗᕕᓐᓂᕕᖕᒥᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᖄᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᕿᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᑦ.  ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑐᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᖄᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᑦ, ᐱᖅᖁᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᖏᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᑕᖃᕈᖕᓃᕈᖕᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓂᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᖁᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ.  ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑏᑦ (NEU) ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᕿᒃᓯᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥᑦ.  ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᐃᑦ ᑕᖅᕿᓄᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᑎᒋᔪᒥᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᖅᖃᖓᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.  ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᖅ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖃᓗᐊᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔫᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᓗᐊᖏᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ, ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕆᐊᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᑎᒃ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᔾᔪᒃ.  ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᔪᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖕᒥᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᕿᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᖕᓃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ.  ᐅᓇ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ-ᖑᔪᖅ.  ᐃᓱᒪᖕᓇᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᓕᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᒍ ᐱᔪᖕᓇᕐᓂᓕᒫᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᕐᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓂᑦ.


    NEU-kut tuniqhihimainnaqtut ikayuutainik havaanginniklu munariyaamik ilittuqhitiyaamiklu aghuurnaqniit Nunaqaqqaaqhimayut Uqauhiit talvanitut February-mi Nunaqaqqaaqhimayut Uqauhiit Tatqiqhiutaat Nunattiami.  Havaangit tahapkuatut annirnaqtut Nunaqaqqaaqhimayut Uqauhiitut, ilitquhiit pitquhiillu amirivalliayaghaungmata atuqtailiyauhuiqpalliangmat talvanngat ingilraaqnitarnit uplumirnitarnillu katiqhuiyut havaangigut ihumaigullu.  Nunavunmi NEU-kut havaghimmaaqpaktut angirutighaqhiuqhutik ilitariyunik akiliqtuiyaamiklu uqauhiqaqtunik Inuktut havakvingnit.  Hapkua ihumaaluutauhimayut ihuilutauhimayuq hivituyumik hitamanik tatqiqhiutinik Iqalungni Ikluliqiyit havaktailihimavianit.  Tajja atuqtauyuq angirutit Kavamatkullu Nunavunmi (GN) akiliqtuivaktut uqauhilingnik Inuktut havakvingnit, kihimi Kavamatkut Nunavunmi ihumaaluqquuqtut maniktuqtailiyaamik, ikighivaalliqhugit uqauhilgit atauhiunngittumik havaaghait, qauhitiquiplugit Inuinnait havaktiit uqauhiqariamingnik amaamaita uqauhiinik. Aallat ilaupkainahuarutighat ikayuutit atuqtittivalliayaamik Inuktut uqauhiit GN-kut havakviinit ayuqhautiqaqpaktut huli Inuinnait havaktiit utaqqiraayukkamik qaffinik ukiunik ihuilutauyunik qauyihautikkut qauyihaqtauyaamik. Hamna Nunavuuyuq.  Inuk ihumavangniaq qakugu GN-kut ihumagittiaqnialiqqaat havaaghauyut tamatkiqlugit hapummihimayaamik atuqtittivalliayaamiklu Inuktut havakvingnit Aviktuqhimayumi tamaat.


    The NEU supports all efforts and initiatives to protect and highlight the importance of Indigenous languages such as February’s Indigenous Languages Month in the NWT. Initiatives like this are important as Indigenous languages, cultures and traditions remain under the constant threat of extinction due to past and present colonialist actions and attitudes. In Nunavut, the NEU works to secure collective agreements that recognize and compensate for the use of Inuktut in the workplace. This was one of the issues fought for during the more than four-month long Iqaluit Housing Authority strike. While the current collective agreement with Government of Nunavut (GN) does provide for compensation for the use of Inuktut in the workplace, the GN seems more concerned with saving money, limiting bilingual positions, and forcing Inuit employees to prove that they speak their mother tongue. Other incentive programs to promote the use of Inuktut in GN workplaces are also failing as Inuit employees wait years for redundant testing.  This is Nunavut. One has to wonder when the GN is going to get serious about doing everything possible to ensure the preservation and promotion of Inuktut in their workplaces and throughout the Territory.


    Le Syndicat des employé-e-s du Nunavut (SENu) soutient tout le travail accompli pour protéger et mettre en relief les langues autochtones, par exemple le Mois des langues autochtones dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest. Les initiatives de ce type sont importantes, car les langues, cultures et traditions autochtones sont constamment menacées de disparaître en raison des actions et des attitudes colonialistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Au Nunavut, le SENu s’emploie à négocier des conventions collectives qui reconnaissent et récompensent l’utilisation de l’inuktut au travail. C’est l’un des enjeux pour lesquels nous nous sommes battus pendant la grève qui a perturbé l’office du logement d’Iqaluit pendant plus de quatre mois. Bien que la convention collective actuelle avec le gouvernement du Nunavut comporte un incitatif à l’utilisation de l’inuktut au travail, le gouvernement du Nunavut semble plutôt préférer économiser de l’argent, limiter les postes bilingues et obliger les employés inuits à prouver qu’ils maîtrisent leur langue maternelle. Les autres programmes d’incitatifs visant à promouvoir l’utilisation de l’inuktut au travail du gouvernement n’ont pas plus de succès, car les employés inuits doivent attendre des années et se taper test après test. C’est le Nunavut… On peut se demander quand le gouvernement va réellement faire ce qui est en son pouvoir pour assurer la préservation et la promotion de l’inuktut dans ses locaux de travail et sur l’ensemble du territoire.



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  • Monday, February 26, 2024
    Pink Shirt Day 2024 - Say No to Bullying by Wearing Pink

    Wednesday February 28 is Pink Shirt Day dedicated to saying no to  bullying and to let those who are being bullied that they are not alone. NEU members are encouraged to wear something pink to work on Wednesday As a bonus, NEU Members who do this will have a chance to win a bag of NEU swag by submitting a picture of themselves 'in pink' to communications@neu.ca by Monday March 4. Pictured are last year's winners. Please include your full name and home community when submitting photos.

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  • Tuesday, January 30, 2024
    You Matter

    You Matter: Everyday the NEU works to keep workplaces free from bullying and harassment and for provisions in collective agreements that encourage health. This includes leave for domestic violence, traditional cultural activities and building work environments that recognize issues that can affect your physical and mental well being. NEU looks forward to continuing this vital work in 2024. Last week was Bell Let’s Talk Day that asked, “What will you do for mental health today?” You Matter and It takes courage to talk to someone about what's on your mind. It helps when others understand what life can be like for you. You can start with any of the following available resources:



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  • Friday, January 26, 2024
    Input Call for Government of Nunavut Collective Bargaining
    Collective bargaining for a new Government of Nunavut (GN) Collective Agreement is coming up soon. The current Collective Agreement expires on September 30, 2024, and it’s time to get ready now.
    This is a call-out for all Nunavut Employees Union (NEU) members who work for the GN to let us know what you would like to see changed in the Collective Agreement.
    NEU and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) are asking you for proposals that can be used to develop union demands for the new GN Collective Agreement 
    Any GN NEU member can submit a proposal to NEU by emailing daniel@neu.ca by April 10, 2024. 
    You can find proposal forms here:  https://www.neu.ca/en/download/file/fid/1193
    There will be a bargaining conference of GN member delegates in June to review all the proposals and elect a bargaining team. More information on the bargaining conference will be coming out soon.
    The NEU is your union and we need your input and voice in the GN collective bargaining process.
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