Tentative agreement reached!

On April 29, 2004, the AS Bargaining Team reached a tentative collective agreement with NRC. The Bargaining Team feels that this is the best agreement at this time, given all the uncertainties in the Public Service. The main details of the agreement are listed below. The full details will be provided in a ratification package which will be mailed out shortly. As well as the improvements listed below, the Bargaining Team was able to maintain certain provisions that NRC was seeking to change, such as the definition of a day (which impacts members working a compressed work week for the purposes of Volunteer, Personal and Family Related Responsibility Leave) as well as Parental Leave.

Effective May 1, 2003 – 2.5%
Effective May 1, 2004 – 2.0%

Overtime Meal Allowance – $10.50. Meal allowance now available for work on a day of rest.

Improvements to the Standards of Discipline.

Annual pay increment for part-time workers.

Severance Pay for rejection on probation.

Letter of Understanding on Compassionate Care Leave – to be available as Other Leave With or Without Pay.

Sick leave without pay now counts as continuous service.

Addition of mother-in-law and father-in-law to definition of family for Leave without Pay for Care of Elderly Parent.

Improvements to Acting Pay language.

Your Bargaining Team is recommending acceptance of this agreement. You will have a chance to vote on this tentative agreement.