Union of Northern Workers Office closing, staff working from home

(Photo courtesy of UNW.)

The Union of Northern Workers Office (UNW) office is closing because of the Covid-19 pandemic and staff are being advised to work from home.

Todd Parsons is the UNW President.

“As a proactive measure to reduce any risk to the health and safety of our members and staff, as of 5:00 p.m. today the UNW offices in Hay River, Inuvik, and Yellowknife will be closed until further notice and duty travel has been suspended,” Parsons said.

Working from home, staff will respond to calls and emails and continue to provide service using all available technologies, Parsons added.

“All workers are encouraged to speak to their employer or supervisor if they have any questions about their workplace plans, and to stay up to date on current health advisories by regularly checking the website of the NWT Chief Public Health Officer,” Parsons said.

Parsons would like to advise members to continue to monitor the UNW website and email for updates on affected union activities.




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