For Immediate Release:

Monday, February 3, 2014

NAPE Marine Service Members Vote to Accept Agreement 

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Voting for public sector workers in the marine services bargaining unit of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) has concluded. Votes took place province-wide over the past two weeks. 

Marine Services members voted 71% in favour of accepting the agreement. The group had previously voted to reject the agreement that was brought before them in October of last year due to some operational issues, such as scheduling. These issues have since been addressed. 

“We are very pleased to reach this result,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong. “We worked to address the operational issues that were causing concerns for the marine services members. In the end, we were successful in that effort which is evident in the recent vote results for this group.”

This concludes voting for the twelve public sector bargaining units. NAPE is currently at the bargaining table for members at Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Collective Agreement (WHSCC) as well as Correctional Officers. “We are asking government to now focus their attention on reaching a fair collective agreement for these two groups which are currently at the bargaining table,” said Furlong. 

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For further information please contact:

Keith Dunne, NAPE Campaigns and Communications Coordinator

(phone) 709.570.2501        (cell) 709.631.9737              (e-mail)