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Government reaches agreements with 13 NAPE bargaining units


The Provincial Government has reached agreements with 13 bargaining units represented by NAPE.


With this result, collective agreements for 97 percent of the nearly 20,000 public service employees represented by NAPE have been ratified and will proceed to sign.


Highlights of the new agreements include a two percent wage increase each year for four years, a one-time employee recognition bonus payment of $2,000, increases to travel on employer’s business provisions, including meal allowances and various reimbursements for vehicle usage, and increases to protective clothing and uniform allowances.


There will also be a formation of a joint committee to identify issues with recruitment and retention in all NAPE bargaining units, a review of the current policies and practices regarding e-work arrangements within government and its entities, including the regional health authorities, flexibility for employees to substitute a statutory holiday such that they may observe a non-Christian faith-based holiday, an increase in maternity, adoption and parental leave without pay to seventy-eight weeks; and the addition of paid family violence leave, providing the ability for employees to take time away from the workplace.


These agreements are for a term of four years.


Three collective bargaining groups did not ratify the tentative agreement. The Air Services, Correctional Officers, and Marine Services groups represent a total of approximately 650 public service employees.



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