Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

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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Hello RCEA members

I would like to let you know how secret balloting is done at the RCEA.

At the present time votes are done through the interoffice or Post Office mail. We do not have voting on-line at the present time but I am hopeful to get this in place in the near future. To do this we would have to obtain home email addresses. You can update your member information on rcea.ca found under Member Information, then drop down menu item Member Information Change.

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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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The RCEA has been told that employees have received their retroactive pay for the various bargaining units.  If you have not yet received your retroactive pay, please contact your pay advisor. This pay is based on the economic increases awarded by the Arbitration Boards.

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