Negotiations for the majority of NAPE public sector bargaining units have commenced with the provincial government. To date, little progress has been made at the bargaining table.

The stumbling block is the implementation of the new Job Evaluation System (JES). The affected public sector Unions continue to meet with government in an attempt to agree on an implementation process for the new system. This is proving to be difficult and time consuming.

As a result NAPE has indicated to government that the JES should be completed outside of the bargaining process. We are committed to reaching negotiated collective agreements that are satisfactory to the membership.

As part of the bargaining process NAPE has developed an extensive public relations advertising campaign. The campaign, entitled: NAPE – Every Day. For your day., highlights the myriad of vital services that NAPE members provide to the public each and every day across Newfoundland and Labrador. More information on the campaign, including samples of video, radio and print ads can be found at:

As the bargaining process unfolds we will provide further updates.