NAPE will present these preliminary agreements to accession in the coming weeks and expects the ratification process to be completed in early 2020. “If these agreements are ratified, they will save long-term while ensuring staff stability while continuing our work to return to surplus,” Finance Minister and Treasury Board Chairman Tom Osborne said in a press release. NAPE`s negotiating team developed the agreement for 16 different bargaining units, the largest of which was for general service employees. The interim agreement also covers units such as laboratory and radiology workers, prison officers, teachers and staff at the College of the North Atlantic. The provincial government and NAPE have tentatively agreed to a contract extension for 16,000 government employees. “This agreement will provide the province and the public sector with much-needed stability,” NAPE President Jerry Earle said in a union statement. The interim agreements apply to the following NAPE bargaining units: Air Services, CNA Faculty, CNA Support Staff, Correctional Officers, General Service, Group Homes, Health Professionals, Hospital Support Staff, Laboratory X-Ray, Marine Services, Maintenance and Operational Services (MOS), Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), School Boards, Student Assistants, Ushers and WorkplaceNL. “Our members can work with the full knowledge that they have a collective agreement and are recognized for the invaluable service they do,” Earle said. “I am very pleased that we have reached preliminary agreements with NAPE that balance the challenges we face in the economy with the need to reach an agreement that respects the significant contributions of our public service,” Finance Minister Tom Osborne said in a statement.
“If these agreements are ratified, they will result in long-term cost savings, while ensuring staff stability, while continuing our work to return to a surplus.” In January 2018, NAPE members voted 88 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement. The terms included a non-layoff clause for the duration of the agreement, no salary increase and a severance purchase that will cost taxpayers approximately $250 million. Below are links to collective agreements at Memorial. For more information on these collective agreements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. “This agreement will provide the province and the public sector with much-needed stability,” NAPE President Jerry Earle said in a statement. “There are also our members and the people of the province who need essential public services that calm them down.” “The cost of living or the consumer price index is about 2% per year. I think it is totally unrealistic to expect another four zeros from a new agreement,” he said, referring to the existing agreement, which contained no pay increase. The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by more than 16,000 NAPE members across the province, extends all aspects of existing collective agreements by two years, with the exception of specific amendments.
“I think it`s a fair and balanced agreement between the two sides,” Osborne told reporters on Tuesday. Full details of the agreement will be submitted for ratification by the more than 16,000 NAPE members, which is expected to take place in early January. Sixteen existing collective agreements between the provincial government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Employees Association (NAPE) are now being extended until March 31, 2022, following a preliminary agreement between the two parties. Marine Institute Support – NAPE 7850 April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2016Marine Institute Trainers – NAPE 7405 March 6, 2015 to August 31, 2016 These changes include a salary increase and a reduction in long-term financial liabilities by changing benefits after new employees are employed.