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The details of the agreements are kept silent until NAPE members themselves look at the agreements. All Osborne and NAPE President Jerry Earle would confirm is that there is a « modest » pay increase and changes in benefits after retirement. The provincial government and newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) have reached an interim agreement to extend their existing collective agreement to 16,000 workers. « 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. 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. « I think it`s a fair and balanced agreement between the two sides, » Osborne told reporters on Tuesday. 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. Osborne says the savings from the deal will mainly cover the cost of wage increases. 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.

« This agreement will provide the province and the public sector with much-needed stability, » NAPE President Jerry Earle said in a union statement. « 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. In the last six of the last eight years, there has been no salary increase for NAPE members under existing agreements. The non-layoff clause remains part of the agreement as negotiated last year. Earle says the continuation of the clause helps ensure the safety of NAPE members. « This is a very balanced agreement. » – Tom Osborne Full details of the agreement will be submitted to the ratification of 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.

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. Below are links to collective agreements at Memorial. For more information on these collective agreements, please contact myhr@mun.ca. Finance Minister Tom Osborne says a two-year interim extension with the province`s largest public sector union is a « fair and balanced » approach.

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