Finance
December 10, 2019

Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreements with NAPE

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a tentative agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public Employees (NAPE) to extend 16 current collective agreements until March 31, 2022. These agreements are subject to ratification by NAPE’s over 16,000 members from across the province.

The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat will be available to media today (December 10) to discuss these tentative agreements 10:30 a.m. in front of the House of Assembly, East Block, Confederation Building. 

The agreement extends all aspects of the current collective agreements for two years, with the exception of certain specific amendments. These amendments include a salary increase and a reduction to long-term financial liabilities through changes to post-employment benefits for new employees.

NAPE will be presenting these tentative agreements to membership in the coming weeks, and expects to complete the ratification process in early 2020.

Specific details on the changes to the current agreement in 2021 and 2022 will be released subject to successful ratification.

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“I am very pleased that we have reached tentative agreements with NAPE that balance the challenges we face in the economy with the need to reach an agreement that respects the significant contributions of our public service. If ratified, these agreements will achieve long-term cost savings while providing us with workforce stability as we continue our work to return to surplus.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat

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2019 12 10                              9:30 a.m.