Cathie Fraser, President


There will be an election for the position of RCEA president, as two candidates have put their names forward.  Cathie Fraser is the current president of the RCEA and Bernard Holbrook, a TO, is the current treasurer.

Both candidates will give a speech at the RCEA AGM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Montreal.  The AGM will be streamed live on Following the AGM, the candidates’ speeches will also be accessible on the RCEA website.

Ballots will be sent out on October 10, 2019 and must be returned by October 31, 2019.  They will be counted on November 1, 2019.

All members in good standing will receive a ballot.  Please vote.

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Please be advised that the additional annual leave for the damages caused by Phoenix, for the AS, LS and IS groups have now been loaded in to the system. …

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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.

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The RCEA is very happy to announce that all 6 collective agreements have been signed by RCEA President Cathie Fraser and Vice-President Human Resources of NRC, Emily Harrison. …

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The 2019 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) launched on July 22 and will run for a period of six weeks, closing on September 6…

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