While NRC has 90 days from May 16, 2007 to implement signing bonus and terminable allowance provisions of the Arbitral Award, the remaining changes to the collective agreement ( with the exception of pay)  will not become effective until those items are signed off.  As with prior collective agreements, these items require the approval of the Treasury Board and the Governor in Council.  We do not know when these will be signed off.

We have confirmed with NRC that they will be implementing the wage changes within the 90 day period, even though the salary adjustments were not part of the Arbitral Award.