Happy New Year.

Following the Federal Election in October 2019, we welcomed a new President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos.
On behalf of the RCEA membership a letter of congratulations was sent to the new Minister.

Letter to Jean-Yves Duclos

Compensation for Phoenix Damages for former members:
If you are a former member who was paid at least one day by the Phoenix system, you may now make an online claim for compensation. This information may be found on the RCEA website. The RCEA strongly encourages you to claim your compensation.


Pension and Benefit Statements
Due to ongoing Phoenix pay system issues, TBS determined that public service pension plan members’ pension and insurance benefits statements are indefinitely postponed.
Please note there has been no impact to the actual entitlements and options.
If you require information please contact the Public Service Pension Centre or most information can be found on the CWA site.


Collective Bargaining
From the last round of collective bargaining and effective November 19, 2019, the NRC is changing its probationary policy to reduce the period of probation. If you are a current probationary employee, you can apply to your Director General through a written request to your manager or supervisor to have the last year of your probationary period waived once you have served one year of probation.

Also, from the last round of collective bargaining there is a new provision for domestic violence leave for all members. This leave is up to 10-days leave based on a 37.5-hour per week. Joan Van Den Bergh, the RCEA Negotiator realized a difference as the HP Group (OP) work a 40-hour per week. The NRC has agreed to grant the new 10-day domestic violence leave at 40-hours for this group. The 40-hour domestic violence leave has now been incorporated into new OP collective agreement and is available on the RCEA website.

I wish all members a happy and healthy 2020.