MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
THE UNION OF NORTHERN WORKERS
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
The parties agree that where the Employer reduces the hours of work of an occupied position, the employee shall be laid off in accordance with the lay-off provisions under Article 33 of the Collective Agreement. The employee may agree to accept the reduction in hours of work at any time during the three month notice period as set out in Article 33.02(a). Where the employee agrees to accept the reduction in hours of work the employee ceases to be on lay-off status and the reduction in hours of work shall take place no earlier than the end of the three month lay-off notice period.