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Education and Early Childhood Development

March 4, 2019

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

The Provincial Government today announced it has reached a collective agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA). Ratification of this agreement concluded on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The Provincial Government and NLTA, which represents approximately 6,000 members in Newfoundland and Labrador, have reached an agreement that includes no wage increases, the payout and 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 follows on previous collective agreements with NAPE, CUPE and the AAHP in supporting government’s balanced approach to fiscal management, and 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.

The Provincial Government has had considerable success in collective bargaining, reaching 24 ratified collective agreements over the past 12 months.

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“We continue to reach collective agreements that improve our fiscal position while recognizing the important contributions of our public service workforce. I thank the leadership of the NLTA for their dedication to their members, and I thank NLTA members for their continued dedication to the young people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat

“We are pleased that a new collective agreement has been reached with the province’s teachers. We look forward to our work with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association as we continue implementation of our Education Action Plan, which will result in an additional 350 teacher resources over three years to help ensure our children and youth have access to the supports they need.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Media contacts
Marc Budgell
Human Resource Secretariat
709-729-2477, 689-0430
marcbudgell@gov.nl.ca

Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1906, 728-8650
tinacoffey@gov.nl.ca

2019 03 04                              1:00 p.m.