Some of these dates go back to the past, as both sides are still negotiating a collective agreement that should have come into force in 2016. In addition, the Adjudicator found that one- or two-hour absences could normally disrupt the workplace several times a week, but the worker`s program was 10 weeks long and the schedule was known in advance, so that disturbances for that period could be minimized – a reasonable expectation given the importance of the reason for the leave request said the referee. GNWT „Donny Days“, which were originally a pay withdrawal for several days without pay, were negotiated by UNW on paid days off through a few collective agreements. In 2002, the benefits were enormous when the EU-backed complaint on human rights in pay equity law was finally resolved, leading to a reassessment of the value of many government-level public service jobs and millions of dollars of affected workers. In 1968, NWT Commissioner Stu Hodgson passed the NWT Public Service Association Act, which recognized the NWT Public Service Association as a bargaining partner for 1,000 GNWT employees. The group was certified in 1969 and the first GNWT collective agreement was signed on June 8, 1970. The document adds that „the proposed collective agreement would result in an average increase in total wages of approximately $22,000 over the life of the collective agreement. In mid-February, the worker`s manager gave her permission to participate in the seven-hour-a-week sessions on casual leave. A few weeks later, the NNTG proposed another regulation, which adjusted its work schedules and used a different type of leave for part of the time. The NNTG stated that the worker`s request would not fall within the framework for casual leave – with additional travel time, it would amount to at least 80 hours per 10 weeks. The arbitrator also found that the NNTG did not assert that the amount of leave would adversely affect the transactions at the time of the application, and there was no evidence – the worker`s manager originally granted the leave. The document states that GNWT employees will be received under the terms of the agreement: As early as 1967, the capital of the NWT became the capital of Yellowknife and the federal government began transferring responsibility to the territory`s government. Many of GNWT`s first employees were previously federal employees and members of the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada.
But as GNWT employees, they had no union or collective agreement. Conciliation dates are scheduled for February 8 and 9. The union is also working on separate collective agreements with the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority and the NWT Power Corporation, both of which are scheduled for further mediation meetings in the same week. Over the years, UNW members have made many important and positive progress for unionized workers. Wages and working conditions have improved for unionized workers thanks to the strength of collective bargaining. In 1998, the Hay Plan, a gender-neutral wage assessment system, was incorporated into the collective agreement with the GNWT. The region has added its latest offer to UNW „adaptations … Address issues related to humanitarian organizations, layoffs, mental health, extended parental leave and extended leave for survivors of domestic violence. When problems arise in the workplace, staff would go to the Commissioner`s office individually.
It was a frustrating and difficult way to deal with employment problems, and there was no collective strength in that approach. About 100 NWT government employees began their work to create the NWT Territorial Employees Association. An employee from the Northwest Territories was improperly rejected, an arbitrator ruled.