Finance
Health and Community Services
January 30, 2019

Provincial Government Reaches Collective Agreement with Association of Allied Health Professionals

The Provincial Government today announced it has reached a collective agreement with the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP). Ratification of this agreement concluded on Thursday, January 24.

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, have reached an agreement that includes no wage increases, the elimination of severance and changes to post retirement benefits. The agreement is for a term of four years and expires in 2020.

This collective agreement will support government’s balanced approach to fiscal management, maintaining services while creating a more affordable public service. The current projected savings of the severance payout across the entire public service is approximately $25 million per year.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and operate a more efficient public sector. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“We continue to work towards collective agreements that recognize the important contributions of our public service workforce while maintaining our government’s focus on achieving fiscal balance. Allied health professionals provide a diverse set of services to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and this agreement promotes stability in the health care industry and in our economy.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board
Minister Responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat

“We have skilled health care professionals who work hard every day to deliver important services to individuals and their families in communities around the province. We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the Association of Allied Health Professionals that supports the vital work they do.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

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Health and Community Services
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2019 01 30                              11:35 a.m.