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Collective agreement ratified between provincial government and RNUNL

The collective agreement between the provincial government and the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador has been ratified.

Highlights of the agreement include a two percent wage increase each year for four years (2022-2026); a one-time employee recognition bonus payment of $2,000; step changes to ensure competitiveness; improvements to recruit and retain permanent full-time employees; increases to travel allowances when travelling on employer business, including meal allowances and various reimbursements for vehicle usage; flexibility for employees to substitute a statutory holiday such that they may observe a non-Christian faith-based holiday; the addition of paid family violence leave, providing the ability for employees to take time away from the workplace; the addition of a mentorship program as a means to support nurses as they adapt to new practice environments; enhancements to the existing preceptorship program; and operational improvements to shift scheduling.

Since last year, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has successfully negotiated collective agreements with five unions.


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