March 1, 2016

TO:       All Members

FR:       NAPE President Jerry Earle

Dear brother / sister, I am writing you today to provide our second update on the current round of public sector bargaining.

Yesterday, Monday, February 29, 2016, as required by legislation, NAPE served notice to the provincial government and respective employers to commence collective bargaining to seek amendments to the existing Collective Agreements for the following:

  1. Air Services
  2. CNA Support Staff
  3. CNA Faculty
  4. General Service
  5. Group Homes
  6. Health Professionals
  7. Hospital Support Staff
  8. Lab and X-Ray
  9. Maintenance and Operational Services (MOS)
  10. Marine Services
  11. NLC
  12. Student Assistants
  13. School Boards
  14. Workplace NL
  15. Ushers

While notice to bargain has been given, we are still in the very early stages of Collective Bargaining.

As per Update 1 that was sent out in January, we have been working diligently to prepare for this round of bargaining.

The Bargaining Oversight Committee, which will oversee, coordinate, and provide counsel for all facets of the negotiating process, including ensuring effective communications between all of NAPE’s Negotiating Teams has been set up and has held several meetings already.

All of the Negotiating Teams will be meeting in the comings days for orientation and educational sessions.

We will continue to update members as negotiations progress.

In solidarity,

Jerry-Signature_2015 (SMALL)