Important Documents - Click link to jump to:
Most recent communications (including meeting dates if scheduled)
Potential Strike Q&A
(Scroll down to view communications and documents in chronological order)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitchell Touesnard, Les Watsyk, Trudy Nelner
Gayla Thunstrom (UNW 1st VP), Erna Post (PSAC Negotiator)
The UNW/PSAC bargaining team will return to mediation with the Employer April 5-7, 2019.
NTPC STRIKE CALLED OFF.... February 10, 2019
UPCOMING LOCAL MEETINGS: (click link for more info)
Local 22 (Hay River) - February 13, 2019
Local 19 (Inuvik) - February 18, 2019
Local 16 (Yellowknife) - February 20, 2019
OPEN LETTER to NTPC Employer - February 11, 2019
Binding Arbitration information - February 7, 2019
Here is a copy of the signed Essential and Emergency Services Agreement (ESA) for members' information. A cleaner copy will be posted as soon as we get it from the Employer.
As a reminder also, here is the UNW Essential Services Q&A document.
Scroll down for Strike general Q&A, as well as communiques from your bargaining team.
Check out the photos of the NTPC Pop Up Practice Picket - Dec. 14
June 28, 2018
Mediator and Mediation Dates have been set!
Read our Communique to Members.
November 22, 2017
STRIKE VOTE! STRIKE VOTE! - HAY RIVER
Date: Wed. Nov 22, 7:00 pm
Location: Legion Banquet Room in Hay River
Come out and cast your ballot-send your messgae
President Todd Parsons will be in attendance
If you are unable to attend this meeting because you are out of town, please contact Local 22 President Mitchell Touesnard ASAP at email@example.com
November 8 and 9, 2017
STRIKE VOTE- YELLOWKNIFE
Wed. Nov. 8 Noon- UNW North Star Building
Thur. Nov 9 5:30 pm- UNW North Star Building
October 11, 2017
STRIKE VOTE MEETING IN HAY RIVER
Wed. Oct. 11, 7:00 pm - Hay River Legion Banquet Room
October 2, 2017
Strike vote meetings commence this week in Inuvik!
MON OCT 2 – 5:15 PM – MACKENZIE HOTEL
TUE OCT 3 – NOON – MACKENZIE HOTEL
Stay tuned for meeting dates and locations in other communities in the coming weeks.
Read our MEDIA RELEASE .
September 29, 2017
Bargaining ended on Sept. 28 on an unsatisfying note. Please read the bargaining update to members here: Sept. 29 Communique
Also available to read: UNW's Sept. 28 Comprehensive package proposal
August 22, 2017
NTPC/UNW Bargaining will resume Sept 26-29 In Yellowknife.
August 21, 2017
President Todd Parsons recently wrote a Labour Views column in the August 16 issue of Yellowknifer about how the Collective Bargaining process works.
Please click here to read the column.
August 3, 2017
GNWT & NTPC Bargaining Update Meetings
The UNW will be having joint GNWT & NTPC bargaining update meetings over the next month in the following communities:
Yellowknife Tues. August 29 - noon - UNW North Star Building, Training Rooms 2 & 3
Tues. August 29 - 5:30 p.m. - UNW North Star Building, Training Rooms 2 & 3
Wed. August 30 - noon - UNW North Star Building, Training Rooms 2 & 3
Fort Simpson Thurs. August 31 - 5:30 p.m. - Nahanni Inn - Meeting room
FORT SIMPSON POSTER
Fort Smith Wed. September 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Pelican Rapids Inn - Meeting room
FORT SMITH POSTER
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
Thurs. 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
Hay River Mon. July 24 at 7pm Legion
Norman Wells Mon. August 14, Heritage Hotel meeting room at 7 p.m.
Inuvik Tue. August 15, Mackenzie Hotel Meeting Room (main floor) at 7 p.m.
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.
Please stay tuned for more information.
October, 24, 2016
August 16, 2016
The Union of Northern Workers and the NTPC will resume collective agreement negotiations from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.
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:
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.