Watson Lake Local Y045

Members Vote to Ratify New Collective Agreement

Extraordinary attendance was observed at contract ratification meetings held across the Yukon last week. After today’s ballot count, we can say that Yukon Government workers have voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative deal, ratifying their new contract.

This Collective Agreement, retroactive to January 1, 2022, will be in effect until December 31, 2024. Yukon Employees’ Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada represent this bargaining unit, numbering approximately 3500 members. Read Media Release

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Watson Lake Local Y045 is comprised of workers from TWO employers, or Bargaining Units. Prior to the 2018 merge, these units were known as YEU/PSAC Local Y028, Watson Lake & Tuchitua and as YEU/PSAC Local Y029, Town of Watson Lake. Each distinct Bargaining Unit operates under its own negotiated Collective Agreement, as listed below.

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Your Collective Agreement

Town of Watson Lake Municipal Workers:

Your Collective Agreement


  • Town of Watson Lake
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada

Term of Agreement

January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026.

Ratification Kit, 2023 Bargaining

Collective Agreement (expires Dec. 31 2022)

Yukon Government, Watson Lake & Tuchitua:


  • Government of Yukon
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Yukon Employees’ Union

Term of Agreement

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

Your Collective Agreement


Your Executive

Membership (person level):
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