Public Sector Bargaining Update 6

January 30, 2017


Dear NAPE Local Officer and/or Shop Steward,

This is our sixth in an ongoing series of updates regarding public sector bargaining.

Below you will find an updated schedule of bargaining dates. These are dates that we have confirmed with the employer. We continue to work with the employer to set future dates, but given the number of bargaining tables and various scheduling conflicts, this is not an easy task to accomplish.

There is not much else we can update you on at this stage. All teams have met at least once at the bargaining table to exchange proposals and commence bargaining with the exception of Hospital Support Staff (HSS). A difference of opinion on the interpretation of the existing Collective Agreement has created a delay in commencing for this table. We are working with the employer to resolve this issue. We will update members on this front when we are able to do so.

The Bargaining Oversight Committee continues to meet on a weekly and ‘as needed’ basis.  For those who may be unfamiliar, the Committee has and will oversee, coordinate, and provide counsel for all facets of the negotiating process, including ensuring effective communications between all of NAPE’s Negotiating Teams.

We will continue to update the members on bargaining to the extent that we are able, throughout the process. Updates will be sent to Local Officers and Shop Stewards for distribution, posted on the NAPE website, and on Facebook.

Our Teams will continue to work at the bargaining table to reach the best deal possible for you. We are committed to reaching a deal at the table and are hopeful that the employer(s) are committed to the same as we move forward.

Your solidarity and support is greatly appreciated and gives our Teams the resolve, energy, and determination they need to take on the task that lay before them.

In Solidarity,

Ed Hogan, Senior Negotiator on behalf of the

Bargaining Oversight Committee

Confirmed Public Sector Bargaining Dates (as of January 23, 2017)

January 23 to 27



Group Homes

January 30 to February 3                      

Laboratory & X-Ray


Marine Services

February 6 to 10

CNA Support Staff

School Boards