Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

The RCEA represents over 1600 NRC employees in six different bargaining units. We strive to provide the best negotiation, information and representation possible. But we can’t do it alone. The RCEA relies on representatives (otherwise known as stewards) to act as the main point of contact between members and the union. These representatives share information, answer questions and act as a liaison between members and the RCEA office. Representatives are also members of the RCEA Executive Committee, the main governing body of the union. The Executive Committee meets up to…

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The RO/RCO group executive would like to invite RCEA members to hear speakers at their Annual General Meeting in Ottawa on November 6, 12 p.m., at the M-50 Auditorium. Please see invitation. There will be two guest speakers: Dan Wayner, NRC Vice-President, Emerging Technologies, and Dr. James Turk, Ryerson University will speak about public science under siege. A Q&A session will follow each speaker.

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Sick leave is and will continue to be a very important issue in the news and in the next rounds of collective bargaining. As you are aware Treasury Board and Minister Tony Clement have proposed significant changes to the existing Public Service sick leave provisions.

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The vote for dues was in favour and passed at 76%.  Thank you to the membership.

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When an employee expects to receive a lump sum payment of some kind, he or she may request that such payment be rolled over directly into an RRSP.  In order to do so, the employee must complete the following form requesting a waiver from the Canada Revenue Agency and submit it to the Compensation and Benefits Unit prior to the issuance of such payment.  The forms can be found at the following sites.

English request: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t1213/

French request:  http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/F/pbg/tf/t1213/

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