We are headed to Arbitration. In October, NRC applied to the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) for the establishment of an Arbitration Board. They did this despite the fact that there was only one outstanding issue. The issue in dispute is the implementation date of the vacation leave draw down. They proposed March 31, 2010 while we proposed March 31, 2011, a delay which will give members time to take the required leave.
We are presently dealing with administrative issues with the PSLRB. Shortly they will establish an Arbitration Board. We will then put forward the name of our nominee on the Board. A Chairperson will be selected and hearing dates will be established. We are in the process of preparing the written brief that we will be presenting at this hearing. We will update the site once the hearing dates have been established.