November 23, 2018

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Collective Agreement with Association of Allied Health Professionals

The Provincial Government today announced it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP). Subject to ratification, this agreement is for a term of four years, and will expire on June 30, 2020.

The Provincial Government and AAHP, which represents approximately 750 allied health professionals such as social workers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, occupational therapists and others, worked together to reach a deal that respects both the province’s fiscal situation and the important role that health professionals play in our province’s healthcare system.

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

“This tentative agreement recognizes the vital work of health professionals working throughout the Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare system. As with our other recent collective agreements, this agreement will continue to build greater stability in our 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

“Our health care professionals throughout Newfoundland and Labrador deliver a range of skilled services to people living in our communities day-in and day-out. They provide high-quality care in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of medical conditions. They play a vital role in our health care system and we appreciate their valuable contributions.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

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2018 11 23                              9:50 a.m.