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Mmmm, a lot of people talk about demands, but it`s much easier than that, the collective agreement clearly gives a quarantine leave. It should not be necessary to use the time off if this is included in the agreement. The workers` union and the territorial government held four meetings in 2019 to negotiate a collective agreement that will replace a collective agreement that expires on September 30, 2018. The Nunavut Employees Union says the Government of Nunavut violated the Public Service Act by negotiating a new collective agreement for its employees with bad intentions during negotiations. “Unfortunately, there is nothing in the collective agreement that would prohibit this, so really only talk to politicians and try to get them up to the page,” he said. While these difficult issues still need to be addressed, the team is pleased to announce that the first negotiation meeting with the GN was both positive and productive. Both parties committed to begin negotiating in good faith for a collective agreement, and the ensuing exchanges over the course of the week were consistent with that commitment in tone and spirit. At the end of October, the two sides were due to enter into mediation to conclude the agreement. But before the mediation began, the finance department realized it didn`t have the money it had promised. According to the union, the Government of Nunavut proposed in June an overall increase of $33,807,738 for its northern employee allowances over the life of the new collective agreement. Now these negotiations are delayed and the union is seeking $50,000 in damages for the time lost.

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