Uniting over 25,000 workers across Newfoundland & Labrador.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) is the largest union in the province and is the recognized bargaining agent for over 25,000 public and private sector employees.
Our members work in the civil service, at school boards, universities, colleges, hospitals, liquor stores, correctional facilities, Arts and Culture Centres, and municipalities; they also work in homecare, transportation, air services, and private sector, as well as workers compensation, and other establishments across the province.
NAPE is an active affiliate of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).
From the NAPE constitution:
The purpose of the Union shall be:
(a) to promote, foster and protect the interests and well-being of [union members]
(b) to provide a medium for united action with respect to matters of common concern to the members as employees…
(c) to act as a representative body of the members for the purpose of advancing the general welfare of the said members as employees and the conditions of their employment; to obtain status as exclusive bargaining representatives of employees to improve wages, hours and working conditions through negotiated collective bargaining agreements; to process grievances and enforce all other rights arising out of the collective bargaining relationship; to print, publish and circulate its papers, magazines and journals…