Government of the NWT

May 26—GNWT Contract Bargaining Conference

A conference to develop the UNW’s position for contract talks with the GNWT will take place in Yellowknife from 9 AM July 21 to 5 PM July 22.  Each Local that represents GNWT members is allowed 2 delegates to the bargaining conference.
The conference will review the proposals for bargaining positions received from locals and focus on priorities for contract talks.  A bargaining package containing the proposals will then be developed.For more information, please email Roxanna Baisi, Director of Membership Services.

February 16—Bargaining Input Call for GNWT Locals

Preparations are underway to begin bargaining with the GNWT.
The input call was sent by email on Feb. 16, 2015 to all Locals who have members in the GNWT.  Included in the email is information on the bargaining process, including:
  • the make up and roles of the Local Level Bargaining Committee
  • information on gathering proposals 
  • information on the Bargaining Conference
  • the make up and roles of the Bargaining Team
  • general information on the bargaining process
  • proposal forms
  • a sample poster for advertising meetings
  • some guidelines on writing proposals
  • a check list
  • documents to nominate delegates to the Bargaining Conference

If you are a Local President and you have not received this email (it was sent to your Local email address), please contact the UNW immediately!

Locals’ participation in bargaining must be coordinated with Regional Vice Presidents.  
All proposals must be submitted through the Local and cannot be sent directly to UNW HQ.
Each Local is allowed 2 delegates to the bargaining conference.  The conference is tentatively scheduled for June.  Dates will be announced.

The deadline for locals to submit bargaining proposals to the UNW is April 24, 2015.

Questions?  Contact your RVP, or email Roxanna Baisi, Director of Membership Services