WFA Policy – In January of 2012, the RCEA, PIPS and NRC reached an agreement on a new WFA Policy. Some improvements were negotiated following extensive bargaining. This bargaining was delayed while NRC sought and received its “mandate” from the Treasury Board. Once this agreement was reached, we anticipated that the new Policy would be quickly signed and implemented. This has not happened. Despite the fact that NRC received a mandate from Treasury Board, which means that TB had to sign off on all the elements of the negotiation, NRC continues to assert that they cannot sign and implement the new policy because Treasury Board has not given them the permission to do so. We have recently been told that the new Policy has been “sitting” on the desk of the President of the Treasury Board, but that he has more pressing priorities than to approve it. We are left to wonder how a jointly bargained policy can be left to sit around for almost nine months, while Treasury Board deals with other priorities. We are also left to wonder how hard NRC has been pressing this issue. It is unreasonable and insulting to all the employees of the NRC that this has occurred.
We are looking for volunteers to sit on the CS Bargaining Committee. Preparatory meetings usually take place at noon, while bargaining takes place during working hours. Volunteers from outside the National Capital Region are welcome. If you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.