Members of the AS Group have ratified the tentative collective agreement. NRC has been notified. They will now begin their approval process. We do not know how long this will take, as the approval of the Governor-in-Council is required. Once this is approved, the agreement will be signed and NRC will have 90 days in which to implement the agreement.

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Tentative agreement reached! On April 29, 2004, the AS Bargaining Team reached a tentative collective agreement with NRC. The Bargaining Team feels that this is the best agreement at this time, given all the uncertainties in the Public Service. The main details of the agreement are listed below. The full details will be provided in a ratification package which will be mailed out shortly. As well as the improvements listed below, the Bargaining Team was able to maintain certain provisions that NRC was seeking to change, such as the definition…

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For complete details of the tentative agreement: AS ratification.

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The President of the Treasury Board recently announced that the freeze on reclassifications has been lifted. NRC has indicated that they will be ready to proceed with bargaining very shortly.

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Bargaining demands have been sent to NRC.

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The bargaining committee is meeting on October 22 to review the results of the bargaining questionnaire. Demands and pay data will also be reviewed. Once demands are finalized, they will be submitted to NRC and bargaining dates will be scheduled. Pay Equity: No news to report at this time Performance Bonus: While the Performance Bonus Program was in effect, the RCEA challenged NRC’s refusal to publish the names of bonus recipients. That challenge was heard in the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division. The Court recently ruled that NRC was…

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