NAPE members in 15 public sector bargaining units vote to accept agreements

New agreements ratified by NAPE/NUPGE members.

St. John's (31 Jan. 2018)  — Voting for public sector workers in 15 public sector bargaining units of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has concluded. Votes took place province-wide over the past three weeks.

Overall, members of the public sector bargaining units, representing approximately 20,000 workers across the province, voted 88 per cent in favour of accepting the agreement. 

“This has been a long and especially difficult round of bargaining, so we are happy to reach this stage and see this overall result,” said Jerry Earle, NAPE President. “We will now work on getting the agreements signed as quickly as possible.”

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE