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NAPE members vote 88 per cent in favour of new collective agreement

Members of 15 NAPE bargaining units have voted to ratify a controversial new collective agreement with the provincial government. Overall, bargaining units representing approximately 20,000...
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NAPE campaign swings businesses to its side against St. John’s Board of Trade

It's not a boycott, but it is something of an ultimatum. NAPE has launched a campaign to get local businesses to take its side...
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‘We were on a fast-track to legislating deals with the unions … I changed...

Finance Minister Tom Osborne says the province was on a path to legislating contracts on the public sector unions before last year's cabinet shuffle....
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Differing opinions on how bond-rating agencies will react to NAPE deal

How will the bond-rating agencies react to the no-layoff clause in the NAPE contract? Carleton University business professor Ian Lee argues the deal will...
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Tories accuse Liberals of mishandling NAPE contract as debate over no-layoff clause intensifies

NAPE is considering a boycott of St. John's-area businesses as a dispute between the union and the Board of Trade gets personal. The opposition...
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Business group wants proof after minister promises no-layoff clause is temporary

Finance Minister Tom Osborne is giving assurances that a no-layoff clause in NAPE's tentative agreement won't extend into the next contract. But the N.L....
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NAPE defends no-layoff clause, but Board of Trade says worst fears confirmed

NAPE President Jerry Earle spoke out Friday in defence of the tentative agreement his union reached with the provincial government. Earle says business groups...
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‘Absolute certainty’ no-layoff clause won’t roll over into next contract, Tom Osborne says

Finance Minister Tom Osborne accused the St. John's Board of Trade of fear-mongering on Friday. The board says the lack of a sunset clause...
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Premier defends severance payout in NAPE deal

Premier Dwight Ball is defending the government's decision to pay out severance to NAPE members as part of a new tentative agreement. Ball would...
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NAPE contract includes wage freeze, severance payout and no-layoff clause

Details are leaking out about the tentative agreement between the provincial government and NAPE. Sources tell NTV News that the four-year deal includes a...