"The cost of living or the consumer price index is about 2% per year. I think it is totally unrealistic to expect another four zeros from a new agreement," he said, referring to the existing agreement, which contained no pay increase. Our members can work with the full knowledge that they have a collective agreement and that they are recognized for the invaluable service they perform," said Earle. Full details of the agreement will be submitted for ratification by the more than 16,000 NAPE members, which is expected to take place in early January. In January 2018, NAPE members voted 88 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement. The terms included a non-layoff clause for the duration of the agreement, no salary increase and a severance purchase that will cost taxpayers approximately $250 million. "I think it`s a fair and balanced agreement between the two sides," Osborne told reporters on Tuesday. However, the details of the preliminary agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Staff are currently being kept secret. NAPE President Jerry Earle said he thinks members will be satisfied as soon as they see the details of the agreement. The interim agreement extends an existing contract extension by two years, until 2022. Finance Minister Tom Osborne would simply say the proposed pay increase is a "modest" increase. The union, which represents most government employees in Newfoundland and Labrador, has reached a preliminary agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in a pact that includes a pay increase.
NAPE`s negotiating team developed the agreement for 16 different bargaining units, the largest of which was for general service employees. The interim agreement also covers units such as laboratory and radiology workers, prison officers, teachers and staff at the College of the North Atlantic. "There are also our members and the people of the province who need essential public services that calm them down." Osborne said concessions on post-retirement benefits will provide savings for new employees that will increase over time and offset some, but not all, additional costs for wage increases. To promote thoughtful and respectful conversations, first names and surnames will appear at each filing at CBC/Radio-Canada`s online communities (except in child and youth-focused communities). Pseudonyms are no longer allowed. The proposed agreement reduces benefits after employment, but only for new workers. Below are copies of existing collective agreements or declarations of intent involving the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. In making a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of that comment, in any manner that CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to comment at any time.
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