Bargaining Units:



  • Check in with your Local and/or bargaining team members.
  • Not sure what Local you belong to? Click HERE to find out.
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What is Collective Bargaining?

Collective bargaining is how the Union (the bargaining agent) and the Employer come up with the terms and conditions of employment for the workers involved (the bargaining unit). Labour legislation sets out rules for how these negotiations take place and how disputes are handled.
Each bargaining agent also has rules about how they negotiate on behalf of their members:
  • how the member input is gathered
  • how decisions are made about bargaining proposals
  • who does the bargaining
The UNW's bargaining rules are set out in the Public Service Alliance of Canada Constitution and Regulations, the UNW By-Laws and Regulations, the Canada Labour Code, the NWT Public Service Act, and the GNWT Act.
Contact the UNW Director of Member Services with any questions about collective bargaining.  

Union activity in the workplace: the real rules

UNW members have the right to promote and build our union in the workplace.

Members have the right to receive union information on the employer's premises during non-work time, before or after shifts and during paid or unpaid breaks and lunch periods. This is the law.

Click here for more information about your rights as a unionized employee

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