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Bargaining Updates

City of Yellowknife Bargaining Update #5

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…

NTPC Bargaining Update #3 - Power Corp disconnected from reality at the bargaining 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…

GNWT Bargaining Update #6

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…

City of Yellowknife Bargaining Update #3

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…

GNWT Bargaining Update #5

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…

Hamlet of Fort Providence Bargaining Update #1 - March 2024

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…

NTPC Bargaining Update #2 - Feb 2024

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…

City of Yellowknife (MED) Bargaining Update #2

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…

City of Yellowknife (MAIN) Bargaining Update #2

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…

Salvation Army YK Bargaining Update #2

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…

City of Yellowknife Bargaining Update #1

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…

GNWT Bargaining Update #4

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…

NTPC Bargaining Update #1 - Nov 2023

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…

Salvation Army YK Bargaining Update #1

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…

Avens Bargaining Update #6

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…