- THE NEU IS LOOKING FOR A SERVICE OFFICER (DEVELOPMENTAL POSITION)Wednesday, June 16, 2021This is an indeterminate position based in Iqaluit and the successful applicant will work with the NEU Service Officers to learn the full scope of job duties associated with this position.Preference will be given to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries.The Service Officer is the main point of contact for NEU Members and some of the main duties are: Ensuring Collective Agreements are respected and Members rights are protected; Providing representation to NEU Members; Organizing Members into well-functioning locals; and Coordinating the active participation in the bargaining process. Salary starts at $88,009.84 which is equivalent to 80 percent of the Service Officer Rate and a complete northern benefits package is offered. Staff housing is provided.Deadline to apply is July 5, 2021. For details on how to apply and a full job description, pleaseRead more
- NEU Iqaluit Head Office Reopen Friday June 4, 2021Thursday, June 3, 2021
The NEU Head Office in Iqaluit will reopen Friday June 4, 2021 after being closed since mid-April due to COVID-19 public health concerns and precautions. As part of our office reopening and in-line with mandatory precautions designed to protect the staff, our Members and the general public there are restrictions on the amount of individuals allowed in the building at any given time. With this in mind, the NEU is asking Members to call 979.4209 or email their Service Officer or other NEU representative instead of just ‘dropping by’.
The NEU thanks our Members for their understanding and patience with this situation and appreciates their efforts in keeping Nunavut safe and healthy.Read more
- Why The Truth Must Be Dealt With - NowWednesday, June 2, 2021
“…mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters left behind often weren’t told where their loved ones had gone, or for how long. When someone passed away during treatment, they were buried in the South. Only sometimes was it in a marked grave, and only sometimes was their family told.”
Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada – Iqaluit Nunavut March 8. 2019 in Statement of Apology on Behalf of the Government of Canada to Inuit for the Management of the Tuberculosis Epidemic from the 1940s-1960s.
“These were children who deserved to be happy. Most of all, they deserved to be safe. As a dad, I can’t imagine what it would feel like to have my kids taken away from me. And as prime minister, I am appalled by the shameful policy that stole Indigenous children from their communities.”
Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada – Ottawa, Ontario at a Press Conference following the discovery of the bodies of 215 Indigenous children at a site in Kamloops.
See a pattern here? Canada’s treatment of Indigenous and Inuit peoples is a dark stain on our history. The Nunavut Employees Union urges all Members – and all Canadians to educate themselves on the disturbing truths behind the horrors and atrocities committed under the guise of despicable programs like Residential Schools, Tuberculosis Epidemic Management and High Arctic Relocation. Until each and every Canadian, from our Prime Minister and all politicians down to each citizen understands, acknowledges and commits to addressing how Canada treats its original and true citizens we will never be able to move forward to becoming the great Nation we aspire to be. Please visit https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/ to start to understand why an unaddressed past will always remain a an unforgivable part of today.Read more
- June is Pride MonthTuesday, June 1, 2021
June is Pride Month and the NEU proudly supports all members of the LGBTQ2+ community as they celebrate and highlight their unabashed and rightful pride.
June was chosen in part as Pride Month in homage to an important historic event that occurred in New York City on June 28, 1969. On that date, a riot broke out at the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in downtown Manhattan. Police had periodically raided the club under the guise of various liquor regulations, but in the eyes of many to simply harass the patrons of the establishment for no other reason than because of who they were. On that night, the patrons fought back resulting in a protest, with police and community members clashing through the night and throughout the rest of the week. Many consider it a hallmark date in the LGBT rights movement.
More than 50 years later, LGBTQ2+ parades/marches have become celebrations and joyous events highlighting the beauty of diversity, uniqueness and humanness. But they also serve to remind us that every time a member of this community is singled out in a negative way for who they are, 52 years doesn’t necessarily seem that long ago.
- Find your NEU Service OfficerTuesday, May 25, 2021
Please select "Read More" to access a PDF document and a table that shows who your NEU Service Officer is.
As always, please feel free to call us at 979.4209 (within Iqaluit) or tollfree (from elsewhere in Nunavut) at 1.877.243.4424 to get in contact with your Service Officer. You may also email email@example.com if you need to contact your Service Officer or any other NEU staff.Read more