The agreement will cover approximately 450 members working for the South Slave, Dehcho, Beaufort Delta and Sahtu Divisional Education Boards, as well as for the Divisional Francophone School Board and the T-Ch-Community Services Agency. The current collective agreement also launched the initiative to strengthen the practice of teacher teaching (Stip), which redirected 100 hours of teaching time to teachers` personal planning time. In a September 2019 newsletter distributed to the 800 educators represented by the NWTTA, Oliver said the current collective agreement had not increased teachers in the first two years and had increased by 1% over the past two years. The first round of negotiations for the new agreement is expected to take place from Tuesday to Friday. However, in September 2019, Fraser informed the NNSL that, since the negotiation of the last collective agreements in 2016, two key issues had been addressed: violence in the classroom and teacher retention. The NWT Teachers` Association (NWTTA) and the territory government began negotiations on Tuesday for a new collective agreement. Negotiations on the separate collective agreements YK1 and Yellowknife Catholic Schools will take place in the fall, Oliver said. Both agreements expire on August 31. The Northwest Territories government`s current agreement with the NWTTA expires on July 31, 2020, but remains in effect until a new agreement is reached.
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN The Union Of Northern Workers AND The Minister Responsible for The Public Service Act. Bold`s climax refers to the changes to the previous collective agreement. Last fall, an NWTTA survey invited teachers to share their reactions and concerns. A collective agreement has been reached between the Northern Workers Union (UNW) and the Government of the Northwest Territories. This agreement enters into force from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021. “[Violence in the classroom] is a new phenomenon, and it is absolutely increasing. There are more students coming to younger classes with mental health problems and parents don`t know what to do about it,” he told the newspaper. Teacher workload was a central theme in the 2016 negotiations, the CBC reported at the time. NWTTA President Fraser Oliver said the region and the teachers` union had agreed to a media blackout to prevent the disclosure of details of the negotiations. Oliver`s presidential term is ongoing, according to NNSL. June of this year.