The interim agreements apply to the following PANE bargaining units: Air Services, CNA Faculty, CNA Support Staff, Correctional Officers, General Service, Group Homes, Health Professionals, Hospital Support Staff, Laboratory X-Ray, Marine Services, Maintenance and Operational Services (MOS), Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), School Boards, Student Assistants, Ushers and WorkNplaceNL. The Union hopes that the agreements ratified with the Group of 17 and the carers will make it possible to resolve these remaining negotiating groups quickly. „This agreement will provide the province and the public sector with much-needed stability,“ PANE President Jerry Earle said in a union press release. „I would like to commend the bargaining team for their hard work and determination to reach a positive agreement for Caregivers` home and youth caregivers. The completion of this agreement will ensure that they can focus on providing quality support and care to the poorest in our province. The new collective agreement includes approximately 550 home and youth workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. As Nape/NUPGE is still at the negotiating table with several home care agencies, details of the agreement will not be released at this stage so as not to affect other negotiating groups. Sixteen current collective agreements between the provincial government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public Employees (PANE) are now extended until March 31, 2022, following an interim agreement between the two parties. Saint John (20 years) October 2015) – Caregivers Inc., members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (PANE/ NUPGE), have voted to ratify their new collective agreement. The agreement – which has yet to be ratified by more than 16,000 PANP members across the province – extends all aspects of the current collective agreements by two years, with the exception of some specific amendments.

NAPE will present these interim arrangements to members in the coming weeks and is expected to complete the ratification process in early 2020. „If these agreements are ratified, they will achieve long-term cost savings while providing us with workforce stability, while continuing our work to return to surpluses,“ Said Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Treasury Board, in a press release. The provisional agreement is based on the presentation for the „Group of 17“ agencies and includes monetary salary increases and improvements in the contractual language. Note: All of the following links are PDFs and will open in a new window. These changes include an increase in salaries and a reduction in long-term financial liabilities by changing benefits based on the employment of new employees. NAPE/NUPGE is still at several stages of negotiations with the following home care agencies: Tender Loving Care, South Coast Home Care, All Care Home Support, Angel`s Touch Home Care, Caring Hands Home Care, Placentia Home Care/Home Sweet Home and In Home Health Care. . Below are copies of current collective agreements or memoranda of understanding involving the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

„We are delighted to achieve this result after such long negotiations.“ Jerry Earle, President, NAPE Specific details on the changes will be released subject to successful ratification….