Negotiations with NRC have broken off. The TO Bargaining Team met with NRC on Sept. 14, Nov. 22 -24, Feb. 21 and 22. Throughout this process, NRC has insisted that any settlement must include concessions on severance pay. They have tied any other changes to the collective agreement to these concessions and have insisted that the only changes they are willing to consider are those that were previously negotiated between the Treasury Board and Public Service Alliance of Canada. They have refused to address any of the other issues brought forth by the TO Group. The only deal is the PSAC deal and only with TB language. So even if we agree to the severance pay changes, they will not deal with any of our other proposals. The RCEA does not view this as bargaining. The bargaining team will now be determining what its next steps will be.