Unions to contribute $60,000 to NWT flood victims

Simon Whitehouse and Northern News Service have run an excellent article, outlining the partnership between The Union of Northern Workers and Public Service Alliance of Canada, and the United Way NWT, and the generosity of these northern Unions in supporting flood response in the Dehcho region.

If you’d like to support the United Way NWT’s flood relief, please donate here.

The article is partially reproduced below:

“Unions to contribute $60,000 to flood victims: United Way NWT will direct relief to affected residents.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Union of Northern Workers are providing financial assistance in partnership with the United Way of the Northwest Territories to help those affected by flooding in the Dehcho region.

The UNW stated on May 12 that $60,000 of emergency relief will be directed to residents of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie River.

Funding will come from the PSAC Social Justice Fund, which employers throughout the North contribute to, including the numerous UNW employees working for the City of Yellowknife, the Village of Fort Simpson, Fort Simpson Housing and the Town of Hay River.

Since 2003, the fund has been used for humanitarian relief, anti-poverty initiatives, international labour development and worker education.

Money will be directed to the United Way NWT to distribute to relief organizations to assist those most in need.”

Thank you Northern News Service for helping highlight this important initiative and partnership!