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November 18, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 18, 2016) – Starting in mid-November, the Government of the Northwest Territories will make salary ranges for all public servant positions publicly available.

In its mandate, the GNWT committed to proactively improving openness and transparency. While information about employee salary ranges has always been available to the public through job descriptions, making this information available in a single, centralized source on the Department of Human Resources website will make it more accessible for NWT residents.

September 30, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 30, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association are pleased to announce that they have ratified a new collective agreement.

The focus of both parties during negotiations was to provide NWT students and educators with the best possible learning and working conditions.

June 28, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 28, 2016) – The NWT Teachers’ Association and the Government of the Northwest Territories have reached a tentative agreement.  Both parties are pleased with the progress made in negotiations and are recommending ratification of the agreement to their principals. 

Details of the tentative agreement will not be publicly released until the ratification process is completed.

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June 15, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 15, 2016) – The annual Premier’s Awards were held in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly this morning as a part of the GNWT’s week-long celebration of National Public Service Week.

The Premier’s Award for Excellence recognizes the outstanding achievement of individual GNWT employees or teams of GNWT employees who continue to strive for excellence, best practice management and improvements in the workplace.

May 2, 2016
News Releases

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:

February 3, 2016
News Releases

Yellowknife (February 3, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) concluded their first round of negotiations of a new collective agreement on Friday.

Collective bargaining is the process through which employees, represented by their union, and management in an organization come together and negotiate the terms and conditions of employment. The GNWT and UNW are currently working toward a new collective agreement that will take effect when the current agreement expires on March 31, 2016.

January 14, 2016
News Releases

Yellowknife (January 14, 2016) – Chairman of the Financial Management Board Robert C. McLeod announced that the Government of the Northwest Territories began negotiation of a new collective agreement with the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) today.

May 8, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 8, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod today announced that Ms. Bronwyn Watters has been named as the new Deputy Minister of Human Resources.

Ms. Watters is a longtime Northerner with a 35-year career in public service. She is a former Deputy Minister of Justice and has previously held senior positions in Education, Culture and Employment and Health and Social Services.

August 22, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wishes to express its gratitude to Ms. Sheila Bassi-Kellett for her 25 years of service to the GNWT, and to clarify the circumstances of the departure of Ms. Bassi-Kellett from the public service as of August 1, 2014.

June 4, 2014
News Releases

Yellowknife (June 4, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod recognized individual employees, teams of employees and their collaborative partners from outside the public service with the Premier’s Awards for Excellence and Collaboration in a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly this morning.

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