NAPS Labour Agreement Successfully Negotiated

On September 15, 2016, a new collective bargaining agreement was reached between negotiators for the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and the union representing its police officers, the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Details of the proposed agreement have not yet been released, pending ratification by the full membership of the union. The officers were in legal strike position on September 16, 2016 after voting overwhelmingly in favour of a strike this past July.

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) issued a statement expressing gratitude to both negotiating teams for averting the consequences of a labour action. NAPS polices 35 NAN communities in Ontario and is the largest First Nation police service in Canada.

Lawyers Julian Falconer and Marc Gibson of Falconers LLP provided support and advice to NAN and NAPS throughout the negotiation process.

In The News

NAN Statement on NAPS Labour Agreement   September 15, 2016

Strike averted for Nishnawbe Aski Police Service in northern Ontario   CBC, September 15, 2016

Police strike averted as NAPS tentative deal reached   Timmins Press, September 15, 2016

PSAC Reaches Tentative Agreement with Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service   Public Service Alliance of Canada, September 15, 2016


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