« There have been years when there was no government money, as it is now, but we have the language in our collective agreement, a strong language that protects our employees, » Hillier said, which members now want. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. St. John City Council has ratified a collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 1289, which represents many municipal employees, including park officials, administrators, planners, surveyors, waste management staff and more. Despite this, Earle issued a statement on Wednesday with members stating that there had been « confused, misleading and sometimes totally false statements » about the interim agreements of « an external organization. » « Our communications about our intention to negotiate didn`t just come from heaven, » White says. « The government presented us on December 23 with a copy of nape`s interim agreement and, after consultation with our members, we formally informed the government on January 7 that we would not renew our collective agreements. Our members have clearly instructed us to meet and negotiate with their employers. The union, which represents 3,700 public sector employees in Newfoundland and Labrador, opposes a collective agreement proposed by the provincial government and says it contains unacceptable pension concessions. Read: Newfoundland and Labrador agree on teacher retirement plan Important conditions of the agreement do not include a general increase or other severance pay for employees hired after December 4, 2019. There is a one-time payment option for severance pay that has been incurred until 31 December 2018. « We really appreciate our people, » he said at Monday`s city council meeting, when the city council voted unanimously to ratify the agreement.
The same agreement was offered to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public and Private Employees Association, which represents 16,000 members. NAPE accepted the agreement and maintained its ratification at the end of January. The collective agreement presented by the provincial government contains a language that would require unions to return to the PSPP sponsorship board – where they have half the seats – and take a position on the « adjustments » of the CONTRIBUTIONs and benefits of the PSPP.