Cathie Fraser, President


A memorandum of understanding has been concluded between the RCEA and NRC for December shutdown. Letter of Understanding Regarding the December Shutdown 2020. 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 24 December and for full working days on 29, 30 and 31 December 2020. For employees on a 37.5 hours scheduled work week, the Shutdown…

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Plans for a limited increase in onsite presence



Further to my message on Wednesday, in order to protect the health of our employees, we plan on having the majority of our staff telework for the foreseeable future. Staying home continues to be the most important thing we can do as a group to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. …

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With the current crisis, mental health is at the heart of our concerns. We all face challenges, a loss of bearings: radical changes in human relationships, new ways of working, loss of individual freedom, financial difficulties, concerns for loved ones. Our ability to adapt is therefore constantly challenged which may be anxiety-provoking. …

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Update: COVID-19 Temporary Measures: Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)

Date: April 24, 2020

To: The Public Service Pay Centre, Compensation Managers, Heads of Human Resources, Participating Separate Employers and Deputy Ministers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada implemented temporary changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP), effective March 24, 2020. These changes were designed to help PSHCP members and eligible dependants access health care benefits while at the same time minimizing social interaction with health care professionals. The flexibilities outlined below will remain in effect until non-critical business is authorized to resume or as indicated otherwise. …

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National Day of Mourning, also known as Workers’ Memorial Day.  It commemorates workers who have died, sustained injuries or suffered illness due to workplace related incidents and hazards..

This year in particular, we recognize critical workers who continue to go into their workplaces so that others may stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The RCEA will continue to fight for every members right to a safe and healthy workplace.

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