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Bargaining Updates

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…

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…

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…

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…

GNWT Bargaining Update #3

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…

Correspondence with GNWT Ministers Re: Avens

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…

GNWT Bargaining Update #2

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…

Avens Bargaining Update #4

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…

Avens Bargaining Update #3

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 …

Avens Bargaining Update #2

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…