Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

May 25, 2016 – Ottawa – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The Government of Canada is committed to restoring fair and balanced labour laws that recognize the important roles of unions in Canada. Today, the Government of Canada announced its intention to repeal portions of Bill C-4 (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2, Division 17), dealing with essential services, collective bargaining and processes for grievances and dispute resolution. Legislation will be tabled in the fall to repeal these provisions. The Government remains committed to negotiating in good faith with…

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A memorandum of understanding has been concluded between the RCEA and NRC for December shutdown. Letter of Understanding Regarding the December Shutdown 2016. Except for those employees who are required to work during the shutdown period because of operational requirements, employees will be permitted to work sufficient additional hours to replace the hours of work which would normally have been scheduled on the afternoon of 23 December and for full working days on 28, 29 and 30 December 2016. …

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There is no news to report on bargaining. The RCEA and NRC have not yet been to the table for any of the groups. Bargaining is taking place between Treasury Board and the unions representing …

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The RCEA is looking for volunteers to sit on the bargaining committees for the AD, AS, CS, OP and PG groups. Members at any locations across Canada are welcome. If you are interested, please contact joan@rcea.ca.  These committees meet to prepare and finalize demands.  These meetings take place over the lunch hour, Eastern Standard Time.  Bargaining teams are selected from these committees. Bargaining normally takes place during working hours.  Please participate.

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