Important notice from your Bargaining Team

 Member Communique July 2018


December 11-12, 2018 in Hay River.

August - September 2018

The Employer sent a request to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) for assistance with the Essential Service Agreement.  The Union filed our response to this application, and the Employer has filed a further response.

July 30, 2018

The Employer presented its comprehensive response to the Union's May 24th presentation. On July 31st, the bargaining team advised the Employer that we would be seeking the assistance of a conciliator.

2018.07.30 Employer proposals 

May 24, 2018

The Union presented a comprehensive package to the Employer via teleconference.  Although teleconference is unsual, it was done this way to keep things moving, as the parties could not reach mutually agreeable timely dates in person.

2018.05.24 UNW proposals

February 7-8, 2018

The Employer tabled their economic increases - mirroring the GNWT with 0%, 0%, 1%, 1% in a 4 year deal.

2018.02.07 UNW proposals

June 26-28, 2017

The parties met for a second set of dates, with your bargaining team working hard, hoping to reach a deal.  Maternity and Parental Leave were discussed in relation to the new Federal legislation.  Economic proposals from the Union were tabled.

UNW response to Employer proposals

June 30, 2017 communique to members

June 6-8, 2017

The Union and the Employer met face to face for the first time at the bargaining table.  Opening proposals were exchanged, with each side presenting their packages.  The Employer took the unique approach that they could not respond to the Union on any proposal until they had received ALL proposals.  Some housekeeping items were signed off.

Employer's Opening Package

June 6-8 UNW Proposals

March 15-17, 2017

Your bargaining team met in Hay River to review all of the Local's proposals, draft language, review the collective agreement, and prioritize proposals.