NTPC

Members Please Note:  

Bargaining related bulletins will NOT be sent through the NTPC email system.  

Your bargaining team will send emails directly to members at their personal email addresses only.  

Please send your personal email address to the UNW (with your full name) to be added to the email list:  mem@unw.ca


 

July 7, 2017

GNWT & NTPC Bargaining – member update meetings

The UNW will be having joint GNWT & NTPC bargaining member update meetings in various communities in the coming months.  Please keep an eye on the Events Calendar for dates, times & locations!
 

Yellowknife         Wed, July 12 – noon - UNW North Star Building, Training Room 2 

                            Wed, July 12 – 5:30 pm –  UNW North Star Building, Training Room 2 

                            Thu, July 13 – noon - UNW North Star Building, Training Room 2 

                             See the the attached poster 

Behcho K’o          Mon, July 17 at noon        Nishi Khon Bldg, Tli Cho Community Serv, Large Boardroom

                            BEHCHOK'O POSTER

Hay River             Mon. July 24 at 7pm         Legion

                              HAY RIVER POSTER

Norman Wells      Mon. August 14, Heritage Hotel meeting room at 7 p.m.

                            NORMAN WELLS POSTER

Inuvik                  Tue. August 15, Mackenzie Hotel Meeting Room (main floor) at 7 p.m.

                            INUVIK POSTER

Fort Simpson       Thu. August 31, time and location TBA

Fort Smith            Wed. Sept. 6, time and location TBA


July 3. 2017

Please see our most recent Communique for UNW members who are NTPC Employees. 

January 12, 2017

The Union of Northern Workers and  NTPC resumed collective bargaining with the employer from Jan 8 to 10, 2017. 

NTPC negotiations were unsuccessful and employers are still working under collective agreement with a December 2014 expiry.

Please stay tuned for more information. 

 

October, 24, 2016 

The Union of Northern Workers and the NTPC will resume collective bargaining negotiations from Jan 8 to 12 2017.
 

August 16, 2016

The Union of Northern Workers and the NTPC will resume collective agreement negotiations from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

 
April 21, 2016
 
Bargaining continued between the UNW and the employer. Please click on the link below to read the bargaining communique:

April 21, 2016 Bargaining Communique to Members

 

March 2, 2016

Bargaining was scheduled for the week of February 15th, but had to unfortunately be postponed.  Please click on the link below to read the bargaining communique:

March 2, 2016 Bargaining Communique to Members

October 16, 2015

Your bargaining team finally met with the Employer in Yellowknife on October 13, 14, 15.  Please click on this PDF document to read the bargaining communique.

 

May 29, 2015 

Your bargaining team met in Yellowknife the week of May 10th to review and put the final touches to our bargaining agenda. The Union team is ready to go.
 
As of the writing of this bulletin, the Union is still waiting for the employer to catch up. The employer appears to be dragging their heels and have been unable to find any spring or summer dates for negotiations.  
 
Since March of this year, the Union has made a number of attempts to schedule bargaining meetings as soon as possible. There appears to be difficulty on the part of the employer team to find any day or days in May, June, July or even August. 
 
The Union team even took the unusual step of offering to exchange proposals electronically to get the bargaining started. 
 
Your team is very disappointed and frustrated with the apparent inability on the part of the employer to meet any earlier than September. 
 
The Union team is ready to meet anyplace and anytime  - we just need someone to meet with....
 
Remember: even though your contract expired December 31, 2014 your rights continue to be protected. Your current Collective Agreement including your working conditions and wages remains in force. 
 
Stay tuned, the Bargaining Team appreciates your patience, solidarity and support.

 

March 24, 2015 

Mitchell Touesnard and Les Watsyk, have joined Rob MacIntosh as new committee members and are now part of the Bargaining Team. Erna Post will be stepping in for Joshua Paddon as the PSAC negotiator.
Trudy Nelner remains the alternate to the Committee. 
 
The team would like to acknowledge the work and contributions of Terry LeBlanc and Drew Farmer.   
 
The next step in the bargaining process has been completed, Notice to bargain has been served to the employer. We are looking at tentative bargaining dates with the employer’s representative. We expect to get to the bargaining table as soon as scheduling permits. Once we have established dates, you will be advised so you can mark your calendar for a membership update on bargaining. As indicated in our last newsletter, information on bargaining proposals will be made available to the membership once bargaining has begun.
  
As you know, the current contract expired December 31, 2014.  While we are in bargaining, you should also know your rights continue to be protected and even though the contract has expired, your current collective agreement covering your working conditions and wages remains in force. 
 
Stay tuned, the Bargaining Team appreciates your patience, solidarity and support.

Sept. 9-10, 2014 Bargaining Conference

The Union bargaining conference took place in Yellowknife in September.  The negotiations are to replace the collective agreement which expired on March 31, 2014.  
Members of the bargaining conference elected the members who form the Union bargaining team.
 
Update on the beginning of bargaining will be posted as talks proceed.