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. Osborne says the savings from the deal will mainly cover the cost of wage increases. ”It`s a very balanced agreement.” – Tom Osborne ”I think it`s a fair and balanced agreement between the two sides,” Osborne told reporters on Tuesday. ”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. In the last six of the last eight years, there has been no salary increase for NAPE members under existing agreements. 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. 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. 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. ”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. 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. This collection is a great resource for students, graduates or anyone who is currently looking for a job. For more information on the group visit of collective agreements: the details of the agreements will remain silent until NAPE members themselves look at the agreements themselves. All Osborne and NAPE President Jerry Earle would confirm is that there is a ”modest” pay increase and changes in benefits after retirement. The interim agreements apply to air transportation services, the Faculty of the North Atlantic (NAC), NAC support staff, prison officers, general service, home groups, health professionals, hospital support staff, laboratory radios, naval services, maintenance and operations services (MOS), Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. (NLC) , school services, student assistants, the port etundundund. ”The status quo is unacceptable to our members.” – Jerry Earle The proposed agreement reduces performance after employment, but only for new employees.
Osborne said concessions on post-retirement benefits will provide savings for new employees that will increase over time and offset some, but not all, additional costs for wage increases. Finance Minister Tom Osborne says a two-year interim extension with the province`s largest public sector union is a ”fair and balanced” approach.