St. John`s (Oct 20, 2015) – Caregivers Inc. facilitators, members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE), voted to ratify their new collective agreement. “I would like to congratulate the negotiating team for their hard work and determination to reach an agreement that is favourable to home facilitators and young people. The conclusion of this agreement will allow them to focus on helping and caring for those in need of the highest quality in our province. According to the communication, the agreement provides for wage increases and a better language of contracts. The new collective agreement covers approximately 550 home and youth facilitators in Newfoundland and Labrador. The interim agreement is based on the presentation to the “Group of 17” agencies and includes increases in monetary wages and improvements in the language of the contract. NAPE has ratified new collective agreements with 24 home care and youth institutions across the province. According to NAPE, the agreements affect more than 4,000 workers across the province. Workers voted 89% in favour of the adoption of the agreement. An interim agreement has been reached for hundreds of home nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador. Since NAPE/NUPGE is still at the negotiating table with several home care agencies, details of the agreement will not be published at this stage so as not to influence the remaining negotiations.

The provisional agreement is declassified to members at ratification meetings. The Union is convinced that the agreements ratified with the Group of 17 and the facilitators will enable a quick solution to these remaining rounds of negotiations. The agreements include pay increases and improvements to the language of the contract, according to the union. 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. 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. It is not that these workers are doing their job for recognition, but there was an opportunity here to do more than say, “Thank you for your service.” Hello Everyone I have received has received a lot of calls from home-care employees regarding essential service pay and as it is calculated by your employers, this is the response I received from government officials David Talks continues with Caregivers Inc – Blue Sky. As a result, certain details will not be published until this process is complete. To calculate each worker`s monthly income, take the total gross income for the worker over a 16-week period (March 15, 2020 to July 4, 2020) and divide by 4. Based on your payroll data, calculate the total number of hours each employee worked during the 16-week period from March 15, 2020 to July 4, 2020. Note: All pdfs at the bottom left are PDFs and open in a new window. Below are copies of existing collective agreements or declarations of intent involving the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. These workers deserve better pay for the work they do, not just in times of crisis, but every day. These funds provide an urgent boost to these workers. This announcement has just been made and we have a number of questions about how it will work and we will immediately seek answers to those questions. Designated essential workers are entitled to the lump sum payment based on the total number of hours worked during the eligibility period from March 15, 2020 to July 4, 2020 and their gross monthly income.

It is regrettable, however, that those who in recent months have put themselves at risk in providing the province`s inhabitants with life-saving care, protection, support, goods and services, are not receiving compensation.

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