Voting for public sector workers in 12 public sector bargaining units of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) has concluded, the union announced today.
A news release states that votes took place provincewide over the past three weeks.
Overall, members of the public sector bargaining units, representing over 17,000 workers across the province, voted 83 per cent in favour of accepting the agreement.
The results for each bargaining unit are as follows: Air Services, 60 per cent; College of the North Atlantic Support Staff, 90 per cent; General Service, 78 per cent; Group Homes, 99 per cent; Health Professionals, 88 per cent; Hospital Support Staff, 86 per cent; Laboratory and X-Ray, 78 per cent; Maintenance and Operational Services, 75 per cent; NL Liquor Corporation, 86 per cent; Student Assistants, 97 per cent; School Boards, 89 per cent.
Marine Services, however, voted just 38 per cent in favour.
“This round of bargaining has been long and arduous, so we are happy to reach this stage and see this overall result,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong. “We will now work on getting the agreements signed as soon as possible.”