NAPE will present these interim arrangements to members in the coming weeks and is expected to complete the ratification process in early 2020. “This agreement will provide the province and the public sector with much-needed stability,” PANE President Jerry Earle said in a union press release. The agreement – which has yet to be ratified by more than 16,000 PANP members across the province – extends all aspects of the current collective agreements by two years, with the exception of some specific amendments. The interim agreements apply to the following PANE bargaining units: Air Services, CNA Faculty, CNA Support Staff, Correctional Officers, General Service, Group Homes, Health Professionals, Hospital Support Staff, Laboratory X-Ray, Marine Services, Maintenance and Operational Services (MOS), Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), School Boards, Student Assistants, Ushers and WorkNplaceNL. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. Sixteen current collective agreements between the provincial government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public Employees (PANE) are now extended until March 31, 2022, following an interim agreement between the two parties. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward.
If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. “If these agreements are ratified, they will achieve long-term cost savings while providing us with workforce stability, while continuing our work to return to surpluses,” Said Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Treasury Board, in a press release. Note: All of the following links are PDFs and will open in a new window. Concrete details of the changes will be published subject to successful ratification. These changes include an increase in salaries and a reduction in long-term financial liabilities by changing benefits based on the employment of new employees. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your contract. Below are copies of current collective agreements or memoranda of understanding involving the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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