In February, a strike was also threatened, but it was cancelled following a separate agreement with the territory`s government, which regulated another collective agreement for 4,000 GNWT employees. The territorial government has ultimate control of the energy company. “We are pleased to have reached a preliminary agreement – an agreement that is a fair deal for our rate unit employees and our payers,” paul Grant, director of NTPC, said in an email to CBC. At the time, the Northern Workers Union, which represents workers working for the energy group, said its employees would strike on Monday if “a reasonable interim agreement” was not put on the table. “What led to this result was the Northwest government`s unwillingness to compromise throughout the collective bargaining process. The government has continued to focus on public service investments in infrastructure,” Parsons told CBC. “The union is pleased that we have been able to achieve parity with the government [N.W.T. ] for NTPC members in many important elements and other benefits of the collective agreement,” union president Todd Parsons said in an email Saturday. Workers at Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) will not go on strike on Monday after an interim agreement between the parties. “After a long day of mediation convened by Mediator Mort Mitchnick, NTPC and UNW have tentatively agreed,” he said in a press release from the energy group on Saturday afternoon. According to the latest press release, this interim agreement has yet to be ratified by both sides. To obtain collective rights for the group, labour law had to be written. With the introduction of labour legislation, the NWT Public Service Association (NWTPSA) was officially established in November 1969 as a bargaining partner (union) for most GNWT workers.
In May 1970, the NWTPSA was part of the PSAC. A constituent meeting was held on 15 May in Yellowknife and negotiations began on 20 May. Rights for collective agreement units and excluded workers are included in collective agreements and workers` manuals, of which: The main collective agreement with UNW – Article 26, recall allowance and Article 29, employee child care – Hours of work (stand-by, call-back) The last collective agreement expired at the end of 2014, the union proposes in its declaration that the new contract could apply until the beginning of 2021. It is not clear how the provisions of the agreement are being reversed. Some 180 union members include electricians, power line workers and hydropower plant operators. NWT Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Union of Northern Workers have agreed on the principle of a new collective agreement. “The parties thank Mr. Mitchnik for his efforts,” he added.
“This interim agreement is conditional on final ratification by the parties. The union said the agreement would give NTPC unionized workers 8.9 percent pay increases over six years, calling it “a fair agreement for membership.” A new president and chief executive, Noel Voykin, began working at the energy group on Monday.