October 10, 2018

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Collective Agreement with NAPE Correctional Officers

The Provincial Government today announced it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the correctional officer bargaining unit, represented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE). Subject to ratification, this agreement is for a term of four years, and will expire on October 31, 2019.

The Provincial Government and NAPE, which represents approximately 250 correctional officers and approximately 20,000 public sector employees overall, worked together to reach a deal that respects both the province’s fiscal situation and the important role that correctional officers play in our province’s justice system.

If ratified, this agreement will support the sustainability of government programs and services while creating a more affordable public service.

Negotiations are ongoing with other public sector unions in the province.

“Correctional officers play a crucial role in our justice system and in our communities. This tentative agreement respects the difficult work that corrections officers undertake each day while balancing our fiscal realities. As with our other recent collective agreements, this agreement will create greater stability in the economy and I look forward to a successful ratification process.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board
Minister Responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat

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2018 10 10                              9:45 a.m.