At the beginning of February, two more days of negotiations are proposed. A collective agreement has been reached between the Northern Workers Union (UNW) and the Government of the Northwest Territories. This agreement enters into force from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021. The bold highlight is the changes to the old collective agreement. The region also opposed the proposal for GWGs to receive a better wage increase than agricultural workers. In the case of GNWT, there are two types of wage increases: a gradual increase and an economic increase. “For each employee, this amount would vary depending on salary level and step, which would exclude any salary increase that would result from obtaining a promotion over a five-year period.” The region has made its latest offer of UNW adaptations “… Problems related to humanitarian organizations, layoffs, mental health, extended parental leave and extended leave for survivors of domestic violence. “After two years without an increase, GWGs received a 1.6 percent increase for 2017-18, as described in the legislation,” the region said. The territory government and the union will now meet to discuss how the new collective agreement will be implemented.
According to Ready`s summary of the positions of the pages contained in Monday`s document, the union was hoping for a four-year contract while the territory had argued for a five-year contract. The territory`s government and the Northern Workers` Union will sign a five-year collective agreement under binding recommendations released on Monday. Mr. Ready said he had tried to “repeat what the parties would have achieved in the negotiations if they were to freely negotiate a collective agreement with the application of economic sanctions such as strike or lockout.” A collective agreement has been reached between the Northern Workers Union (UNW) and the Government of the Northwest Territories. This agreement enters into force from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021. In his report, Ready said it would be an “euphemism” to say that the negotiations are “difficult and sometimes controversial.” He said the two sides “worked hard” during the conciliation to resolve their differences, but that the discussions were “mainly met with some employment security issues, the duration of the agreement and economic increases.” Thousands of workers went on strike on 11 February without agreement being reached. The memo also stated that a meeting of members would be held in the “coming weeks” to discuss the agreement. The union did not give an interview on the agreement, but on Monday CBC received a memo on the union`s letter to its membership.