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GNWT, union keeping most recent contract talks under wraps

The GNWT and the union representing almost 4,000 of its workers are keeping recent contract negotiation talks under wraps.

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The territorial government and the Union of Northern Workers sat down at the bargaining table for three days last week in their first meeting since September’s ‘futile’ session.

But very few details have emerged since.

The union represents almost 4,000 GNWT employees whose contracts expired on Mar. 31, 2016.

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Workers have been without a new deal ever since. As negotiations continue, they remain covered by the previous agreement.

Earlier this week, the union shared very little about the latest round of negotiations on its website.

“During the Mar. 8 – 10 2017 bargaining session, the parties worked on a number of areas of common interest and plan to meet again to resume negotiations in the near future,” the update read.

“The UNW and the GNWT have agreed there will be no public comment at this time.”

The territorial government shared a very similar update on its website. It remains to be seen when exactly the two sides will meet again.

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