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Balancing a Fair and Affordable Agreement

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 06:53 PM

The City’s objective remains to negotiate a collective agreement that is fair, respects the important role City employees play in Yellowknife, and is affordable for the city’s residents and businesses. 

The Union’s latest proposal to the City, as reported by the CBC, includes a 5% wage increase in 2022, a 3% wage increase in 2023; a $1000 signing bonus for all unionized staff, an $800 per year increase to vacation travel assistance, 2 additionaldays personal leave, additional medical travel leave...

Capital Update February 10, 2023

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 05:41 PM

Capital Update February 10, 2023


Capital Update February 10, 2023

City Remains Ready to Negotiate

Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2023 06:36 PM

The City of Yellowknife is committed to keeping the public informed throughout the current labour dispute. Regular updates will be issued to residents and posted to the City’s website.

Update for February 9, 2023:

  • The City remains committed to returning to the negotiating table at any time and have asked the Union to set a date.
  • The City has a counter-offer to share.
  • The City is committed to reaching a fair, respectful and affordable agreement.

We thank all residents for their patience during this...

City Still Prepared and Waiting to Negotiate

Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 02:10 PM

The City of Yellowknife would like to provide additional information on the bargaining negotiations with PSAC Local X0345, represented by the UNW (the Union).

On Tuesday, the Union told the City unless it moved away from its current offer of a 2% base wage increase in each year (totaling 4% more than what employees are currently making) it would not continue discussions. The City is surprised the Union would not work on creative options and is only focused on base wages.

The City was – and still...

Update on Negotiations

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2023 04:21 PM

The City and the Union have been continuing negotiations to try and reach an agreement. On Tuesday morning, the Union’s bargaining team left the table with more than 13 hours left to reach a deal and avoid a strike.

The Union left the bargaining table without giving the City the opportunity to be creative and work with the Union towards a solution.

The City’s bargaining team remains in the bargaining location ready to share its ideas towards the settlement of an agreement.