Teachers employed by the Government of the Northwest Territories voted in favour of accepting the revised Article 16-Professional Development into the current collective agreement 2005-2008.
Members of the GNWT Bargaining Unit voted seventy-nine percent (79%) to accept the article. Seventy-five percent (75%) of eligible voters cast ballots.
The review process was long and arduous, taking over a year of work to achieve. I would like to thank members for their support and understanding. We were able to reach a very good article by consensus. The membership has spoken and affirmed all the time and effort put in by many persons.
Amanda Mallon, President of the NWTTA says, “Our membership, through the large percentage of positive votes, has indicated their support for this revised Article 16-Professional Development”.
“I am very pleased with the voting results. The NWTTA looks forward to continuing to work with the GNWT and Department of Education, Culture and Employment to provide educators and students with the best possible working and learning conditions.”