Janvier 12, 2012
Some progress reported as bargaining with GNWT begins
Bargaining with the Government of the Northwest Territories began on December 19 with an exchange of proposals and three days of negotiations.
While the union team was disappointed that the government did not respond to many of their substantive proposals, the two sides did agree that all worksite occupational health and safety committees will develop safety and security procedures for employees required to work alone. The union and the government also signed off many housekeeping issues.
The union team gave the government a message that its demands for concessions that would negatively affect members' work-life balance were not acceptable.
Negotiations resume the week of January 16.
Date Modified : 2012/01/12