NAPE says pivotal point reached in bargaining

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NAPE President Carol Furlong

NAPE said today it is headed back to the bargaining table this week for 12 public sector bargaining units.  

NAPE is the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees.

According to its president Carol Furlong, NAPE’s executive officers had a series of meetings over the summer with the province’s Minister of Finance and government officials to try and address the issues that had been prolonging negotiations.

“This is a pivotal time in negotiations,” Furlong said in a news release.

“We have reached a point where we will either get tentative collective agreements during this round of bargaining or have no choice but to apply for conciliation. Based on discussions we have had with the Minister of Finance we are optimistic we can make significant progress.”

Negotiations this week are underway for hospital support staff, general service, maintenance operational services, Newfoundland Liquor Corporation, student assistants, College of North Atlantic support staff, school boards, marine services, and laboratory and X-ray. Those scheduled for next week include: health professionals, air services, and group homes.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees, Newfoundland Liquor

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  • Mark
    September 09, 2013 - 15:13

    Come on Furlong. Looks like I'm going to need a raise or my severance pay to get through Christmas this year....lean times the last two years.

  • Dave
    September 09, 2013 - 12:21

    Good luck Carol, we are behind you all the way. We got them (gov't) right where we want them.