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Jul 18 2023

Ratification votes were held on July 17 for the tentative agreement reached between UNW-PSAC and Avens on July 12.  The agreement includes economic increases and new provisions for unpaid education…

Jul 06 2023

The following letter was sent to the GNWT Ministers of Health and Finance on June 16, 2023. Links to view PDFs of original correspondence - including the response from the Minister of Finance are…

Letter to Finance and Health Ministers - And Response from Finance Minister

May 15 2023

The Union and the Employer met with a mediator last week to mediate some complaints that had been filed with the labour board by the employer. In doing so, we also tried to come to a new tentative…

Apr 25 2023

On April 22nd the union held a strike vote for members who work at Avens, a Centre for Seniors. The ballots were counted on Monday and the members have provided a strong strike mandate. We are not …

Apr 21 2023

Your bargaining team and employer met on April 5-6 for conciliation. Conciliation is a step in the bargaining process that brings the employer and union bargaining teams together with the help of a…

Mar 28 2023

March 28, 2023 TO: ALL UNW/PSAC LOCAL 25 MEMBERS AT AVENS The union and employer will be meeting April 5th and 6th for conciliation.  Conciliation is a step in the bargaining process that brings…

Jun 05 2024

Late last week a decision was made to postpone this week’s bargaining dates for both units. Since our last update, the union has been receiving information from the City related to the new…

Apr 02 2024

Your bargaining team for the Main Local 345 unit met with the City March 26 - 28for our second round of bargaining. Both sides are listening to each other’s concerns and have found some common ground…

Jan 19 2024

Your MED bargaining team met with the City on Jan 16-18 to exchange proposals. We discussed the unique issues facing MED Officers as well as common issues within the Local. After the initial…

Jan 12 2024

Your bargaining team met with the City on Jan 9 to 11 to exchange proposals. We highlighted the City’s recruitment and retention challenges and the importance of better work-life balance and…

Dec 14 2023

Our next round of bargaining with the City is coming up fast, and your bargaining teams want to keep you posted on what is going on! Members from both the MED and Main unit teams met this week to…

Apr 08 2022

The key goal of the last round of collective bargaining between UNW/PSAC and Evergreen Forestry was to reach and maintain wage parity with firefighters at the GNWT. As such, the parties agreed in…

Apr 24 2024

Your union bargaining team met with the mediator April 18-20.  Your bargaining team was all together in person, and the mediator shuttled virtually between the Union team and the Employer. As I’m…

Mar 27 2024

Talks between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Union of Northern Workers for a new Collective Agreement are continuing with the assistance of a mediator. After bargaining broke…

Dec 13 2023

After five sessions of bargaining, the UNW and the GNWT find themselves far apart on a new Collective Agreement and the parties have decided to move to the next step, which is mediation. The parties…

Jul 09 2023

Talks between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Union of Northern Workers for a new Collective Agreement broke off on July 7, 2023 without a deal being reached. The GNWT and the…

Jun 13 2023

Your UNW bargaining team has met four times with the GNWT bargaining team since starting negotiations with the employer in March 2023. The most recently meetings were held June 6-8; the next round of…

Jul 22 2022

From July 19 to 21, delegates from GNWT Locals met in Yellowknife for a Bargaining Conference. During the conference, delegates presented the bargaining proposals put forward by their Locals,…

Mar 10 2022

It is time for GNWT Locals to engage directly with their members to collect suggestions for bargaining proposals, prioritize proposals, and hear from members on what is important to them. Previously…

Mar 21 2024

From February 27 to the 29, your bargaining team was hard at work trying to reach a deal with the Employer. While the Union showed up ready to reach a fair deal, the Employer came to the table…

May 03 2024

The Union and NTPC sat down to resume negotiations in Yellowknife from April 30th through May 2nd. This was the third set of negotiations sessions since November 2023.  With all proposals and wages…

Feb 21 2024

Your Bargaining Team recently completed a second session with the employer, from Feb 13-15, to negotiate a renewal of your Collective Agreement with Northwest Territories Power Corp. The current…

Nov 17 2023

The Union and the Employer met on November 7th, 8th and 9th in Yellowknife to commence collective bargaining. The parties exchanged proposals where they primarily focused on assessing and tackling…

Apr 17 2023

Attention All NTPC Members! Your contract with NTPC expired on December 31, 2022. To prepare for contract negotiations with the employer, Locals with NTPC employees are given an opportunity to…

Dec 14 2023

Members have voted in favour of ratifying their tentative agreement after participating in ratification votes on December 8. The agreement will be valid until March 31,2028. Some of the highlights…

Oct 16 2023

Dear Members, Your Union bargaining team, Richard Dallman, Bonnie Henderson, Robson Muwani and Negotiator Frances Baroutoglou, met with the employer from Oct 10 -13. We discussed key workplace…