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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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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The RCEA attempted to set up seminars for other locations across Canada, via video or call in conference sessions, but for many reasons it could not be worked out because of legal and logistic reasons. Session presenters, who are not licensed in select provinces, legally could not hold sessions in those provinces. If you have any questions regarding your severance you are welcome to contact the RCEA, or your pay and benefits contact at NRC. An information package from NRC will be sent to your home address so please make…

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