On September 8, 2017, the TO Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with NRC. A ratification package will be sent out shortly to all members.

Highlights of the Tentative Agreement

Economic Increases

The total compensation for all TO group members amounts to an increase of five and a half percent over the four years of the collective agreement, plus a $650 signing bonus. TO group members who are employed in the bargaining unit on the date of signing of the new agreement will receive this signing bonus.

  • Effective April 1, 2014 – 1.25%
  • Effective April 1, 2015 – 1.25%
  • Effective April 1, 2016 – 0.5% wage adjustment
  • Effective April 1, 2016 – 1.25%
  • Effective April 1, 2017 – 1.25%

Other Changes

  • Shift premium – will now be payable for all eligible hours worked, including overtime hours.
  • Travel Time – employees will now be able to request travel time as compensatory leave.
  • Elimination of volunteer leave and the increase in personal leave to 2 days.
  • Changes to Maternity, Parental, Bereavement and Family Related Leave.
  • Members who leave the public service and then return shall have their prior service count for the calculation of annual leave entitlements.
  • Prior Canadian Forces service of 6 months or more shall count toward the calculation of annual leave entitlements.
  • Agreement that if a new Wellness Program is negotiated in the Core Public Service, it will be submitted to the membership for a ratification vote and then be included in any new collective agreement.