Education and Early Childhood Development
January 22, 2019

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Collective Agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association

The Provincial Government today announced it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA). This agreement is subject to ratification by the NLTA’s 6,000 members.

The Provincial Government has had considerable success in collective bargaining over the past 12 months, reaching 23 collective agreements and an additional tentative agreement.

In April and October 2018 the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) ratified 16 collective agreements, while in December 2018 the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) ratified seven collective agreements. In November 2018 government reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP), which is currently going through the ratification process.

“While we remain focused on achieving fiscal balance through our collective agreements with public sector unions, we continue to work towards agreements that recognize the important contributions of our public service workforce. I commend the negotiating teams on reaching a tentative agreement and look forward to the ratification process.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board
Minister Responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat

“Our K-12 teachers are responsible for educating the next generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. We continue to make great progress in the implementation of our Education Action Plan, with close to 40 per cent of the actions already completed or substantially underway, including an increase in reading and math specialists, and professional learning opportunities for teachers.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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2019 01 22                              1:00 p.m.