NAPE Reaches Tentative Agreements in Public Sector Negotiations

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ST. JOHN’S, NL– The negotiating teams representing public sector workers, who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE), have reached tentative agreements on a contract extension with the provincial government and respective employers.

“I am happy to announce that our teams have reached tentative agreements on a contract extension with the provincial government,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle. “Our teams are recommending acceptance to the membership.”

The tentative agreements include salary increases as well as changes to other post-employment benefits (OPEBS). The term of the contract extension is two years (2022). Outside of the mentioned items, the agreements remain unchanged.

The tentative 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.

“This agreement will provide much-needed stability to the province and the public sector,” said Earle. “It also gives our members and the people of the province who rely on the vital public services they provide peace of mind.”

“I would like to thank the provincial government for their dedication and commitment to reaching a deal at the bargaining table,” continued Earle. “Bargaining plays out in a multitude of ways; no two sets of negotiations are the same. I think our members will react positively once they see the details.”

Full details of the agreements will be released to members during the ratification vote process, which is expected to begin in January of the new year.

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