Update on Collective Bargaining #nlpoli

Minister of Finance Cathy Bennett provided an update on the status of collective bargaining on Thursday.

While the parties have met multiple times and been able to make progress on some issues, there has been little or no movement towards agreement on outstanding proposals with financial implications.

The Provincial Government is seeking the assistance of conciliation for six of the NAPE bargaining groups and one of the CUPE bargaining groups in an attempt to find a resolution.

Some of the issues the Provincial Government is engaging the unions on include; wages and premiums, sick leave, severance, group insurance, contracting out and technological change.