The RCEA has made several requests to NRC to schedule bargaining dates. So far, NRC has not come back with any dates, although they have advised us that their mandate proposal was at the level of the President of the Treasury Board. They tell us that this will be one of the first mandate proposals that the new government will be dealing with and that they are unable to commence bargaining until all final approvals have been given.

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The RCEA has made several requests to NRC to schedule bargaining dates. So far, NRC has not come back with any dates, although they initially indicated that bargaining would likely begin in April. With April right around the corner, it remains to be seen whether they can meet this commitment.

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Demands have been submitted.  Bargaining will likely not take place until the new year.

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Any suggestions or input on changes to the collective agreement should be sent to joan@rcea.ca.

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The bargaining committee will meet on October 31 to begin the process of formulating demands.

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Due to several unforeseen delays, preparations for bargaining will not take place until late September or early October.

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Notice to Bargain was served on April 27. The next step will be for the bargaining team to meet and begin formulating demands. This will likely occur in the fall.

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Received responses to requests for participation on the next Bargaining Team. A meeting will be scheduled to pick a chairperson.

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A Bargaining Committee needs to be established. We will be sending out a memo to all members in the NCR asking whether they wish to participate. A meeting will then be held for all those who have replied and a committee and a chairperson will be selected.

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No news to report at this time. Workforce Adjustment Policy: The Workforce Adjustment Policy is a joint document that deals with what happens in the event of job cuts. It covers the identification of surplus employees, the marketing of surplus employees, the rights and obligations of surplus employees and the benefits available. The last policy was negotiated almost 10 years ago. Two years ago, the RCEA and PIPS jointly prepared demands and recommendations for a review of the Policy. That review, with NRC, was completed on July 5, 2004. Significant…

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