YELLOWKNIFE (May 2, 2016) – Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) begins negotiation of a new collective agreement with the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA).
The GNWT’s initial proposals focus on:
The GNWT is committed to meaningful collective bargaining to achieve the outcome of sustainable public services for Northerners. The GNWT will be accountable and transparent throughout the bargaining process, with proposals and updates available to the public on the GNWT website at http://www.hr.gov.nt.ca/.
“The Northwest Territories is facing a range of economic challenges which continue to impact the GNWT. We need to find a balance between investing in our public service and being financially responsible. Education is at the heart of a strong, sustainable NWT. The government’s goal is to work with the NWTTA in these challenging economic times to come to an agreement that improves educational outcomes for northerners and ensures fair compensation for teachers while also delivering on our overall fiscal responsibility and our commitment to the priorities of the government and the NWT residents.”
- Robert C. McLeod, Chairman of the Financial Management Board Secretariat
Media inquiries for the Minister
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of the Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320 Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867) 767-9140 ext. 11091
Cell: (867) 447-0443
Fax: (867) 873-0169