Tentative Agreement achieved with Yukon’s Largest Employer
The bargaining team representing over 4000 Yukon Government workers reached a tentative agreement with the territory’s largest employer late Friday afternoon. The agreement followed a six-month bargaining process which seemed poised to derail over the issue of severance pay.
YEU President Steve Geick commented “the members really stepped up, showing the team lots of support and giving valuable feedback when it was needed. Their input provided crystal clear direction at the bargaining table, which helped us reach a deal.”
PSAC Regional Executive Vice President North Jack Bourassa added “I’m happy to hear both parties were able to find common ground. The new agreement will not only benefit our members but all Yukoners.”
The membership will vote in a series of ratification meetings throughout the territory in July. No details will be provided to the press until the workers have reviewed the proposed changes to their contract.