The agreement will cover approximately 450 members working for the South Slave, Dehcho, Beaufort Delta and Sahtu Divisional Education Boards, as well as for the Divisional Francophone School Board and the T-Ch-Community Services Agency. The Northwest Territories government`s current agreement with the NWTTA expires on July 31, 2020, but remains in effect until a new agreement is reached. The changes come as the NWT approaches a full month of distance learning, following the start of a combination of online courses and paper after all schools closed at the end of March. RELATED REPORTING: NWT Education Directors in the 2019-2020 School Closures Agreement The GNWT agreement expires on August 30, while the Yk1 and YCS agreements end on August 31 and classes resume on the same day of the new school year. In a September 2019 newsletter distributed to the 800 educators represented by the NWTTA, Oliver said the current collective agreement had not increased teachers in the first two years and had increased by 1% over the past two years. The Covid 19 pandemic has delayed school board negotiations on their collective agreements with the NWT Teachers Association (NWTTA), but teachers will continue to work. The GNWT agreement also applies to schools with the Francophone School Board of the Northwest Territories (NWWSC). The current collective agreement also launched the initiative to strengthen the practice of teacher teaching (Stip), which redirected 100 hours of teaching time to teachers` personal planning time. The first round of negotiations for the new agreement is expected to take place from Tuesday to Friday. Negotiations on the separate collective agreements YK1 and Yellowknife Catholic Schools will take place in the fall, Oliver said.
Both agreements expire on August 31. NWTTA has collective agreements with Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS), Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (Yk 1) and the GNWT to which Allan St.