Administrative Services

20 April 2009

The bargaining team met in early March. At that time, a decision was made to propose a settlement to NRC. The proposal was to renew the collective agreement as is, with the exception of rates of pay which would be increased as per the budget...

February 2009

On Friday, February 7, the Conservative government introduced an omnibus bill to implement the provisions of the federal budget. Bill C-10 includes two sections that directly impact NRC employees: one section that provides for legislated wage rates...

3 December 2008

Collective Bargaining Update Last week, on November 27, after attempting to engage in meaningful discussions with NRC on the Final Offers, the RCEA Management Committee and representatives of all Bargaining Committees, decided to decline these...

June 2008

Some volunteers have come forward to serve on the bargaining committee. Meetings will be scheduled over the summer to review issues and prepare demands.

20 March, 2008

The following letter was sent to NRC on February 22, 2008. February 22, 2008 Ms. Mary McLaren Director General Human Resources Branch National Research Council Montreal Road, Bldg. M-58 Ottawa, ON   K1A 0R6 Dear Ms. McLaren: RE: AS Group Vacation...

March 2008

Notice to bargain has been served. It is now time to form a Bargaining Committee. The role of the Committee is to select a Group Chairperson, formulate demands, determine bargaining strategy and select a bargaining team. The Committee meets during...

28 January 2008

AS Collective Agreement and Carry-Over of Annual Leave The AS collective agreement was signed on January 10, 2008. As a result of the May 2007 arbitral award that saw the inclusion of 5 extra days of annual leave and the deletion of the Marriage...

January 2008

The collective agreement was signed on January 11, 2008. Changes in the new agreement are effective this date.

November 2007

We are still waiting to sign the collective agreements. The last communication from NRC on this stated: “We have still not been able to get GIC approval for the AD, AS and CS CAs. Confusion seems to exist between the minister’s office and PCO as to...

July 2007

While NRC has 90 days from May 14, 2007 to implement the pay and  new annual leave provisions of the Arbitral Award, the remaining changes to the collective agreement will not become effective until those items are signed off.  As with prior...