The RCEA is proud to be an active member of the National Joint Council (NJC).

Created in 1944, the National Joint Council today includes 18 public service bargaining agents, Treasury Board and a number of “separate employers” as official members.

Participating employers and bargaining agents take joint ownership of broad labour relations issues and develop collaborative solutions to workplace problems through the auspices of the National Joint Council.  Employers and bargaining agents have agreed that the National Joint Council is the “Forum of Choice”.

  • To share information;
  • To consult on workplace policies;
  • To co-develop directives which provide public service-wide benefits

Partnership and co-development are keys to the modernization of public service labour relations.  At the National Joint Council, government and union representatives demonstrate that partnership and co-development improve the workplace and provide important benefits.

NJC complements collective bargaining between individual unions and employers by offering an alternate and innovative way to address issues on a public service-wide basis.

NJC Directives have been developed in partnership by employer and bargaining agent representatives at the National Joint Council. Their provisions form part of the collective agreements of the participating parties under the By-Laws of the National Joint Council.

Plans and Directives include:

  • Bilingualism Bonus Directive
  • Occupational Health and Safety Directive
  • Public Service Health Care Plan Directive
  • Travel Directive
  • Public Service Dental Care Plan
  • Public Service Health Care Plan