A new campaign from the Nunavut Employees Union and PSAC calls on the territory’s largest employer to support more than 4,000 public service workers by providing stable jobs, fair wages, and a northern allowance that keeps up with rising costs.
The pandemic has made things harder for everyone, and Government of Nunavut employees haven’t received a salary increase since October 2017 despite unprecedented increases in the cost of living and inflation. On top of this, the government refuses to provide paid domestic violence leave to employees. Efforts to reach a fair deal have been unsuccessful as the employer has refused to bargain in good faith.
“As the territory’s largest employer, it’s time for the Government of Nunavut to support workers by providing stable jobs, fair wages, and a northern allowance that keeps up with rising costs,” said Jason Rochon, NEU national president. “Public service workers have always been here for Nunavut, and never wavered throughout the pandemic. Now it’s time for the government to be there for them.”
Nunavut residents can join the fight for a fair deal at herefornunavut.ca by sending their MLA a message calling on their government to step up for employees and by sharing the campaign on social media.