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Labrador Benefits Agreement

The new Labrador Benefits Agreement, which was ratified by all unions covered by this contract, was officially signed by all employee and employer representatives in late June, 2016. The new Agreement is a three-year deal, and includes an overall increase of 4% in the single and dependent rates for the Labrador Allowance and Travel Allowance for all communities, which is applied retroactively to the second and third years (1% as of April 1, 2014 and 3% as of April 1, 2015).
As well, the Labrador Allowance is now payable for all employees on maternity and/or parental leave, and the definition of a “dependent” has been broadened to include disabled children between the ages of 18-24 who are living at home.

Approval from Treasury Board was given during the summer for government payroll officials to apply the increases on a go-forward basis and to calculate and pay retroactive increases. Teacher Payroll has advised that their staff are working on this and are hoping to have the increases applied and retroactive payments included on payroll for the pay period ending October 14. If the Association is advised of any change to this expected timeframe for payment, we will inform teachers as soon as possible.

Click here to view the agreement.