Arbitration Board hearing scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2007, 9:00 a.m.

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The Arbitration Tribunal Hearing will take place on April 17 and 18, 2007. This is a public hearing. It will be held at 235 Queen Street, C.D. Howe Building, 7th Floor, West Tower, Room 712, 9:00 a.m. All visitors to this building must obtain a visitor’s pass from the Commissionaire’s desk at the ground floor entrance off Queen Street. Pay Equity – The RCEA has been advised by NRC that: Regarding the question of “taxability”, the response we received from a Senior Programs Officer at CRA is that “the amount…

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The Public Service Labour Relations Board has established the Terms of Reference for the Arbitration Board. We are in the process of preparing our Brief. We anticipate hearing dates in April (due to the availability of the Board members). Pay Equity Update NRC has provided the RCEA with the following information: As stated in the settlement, NRC’s obligation is to pay all active employees by March 31, 2007. As for the terminated employees, we must receive the acknowledgement cards and NRC must pay by the later of March 31 2007…

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An arbitration brief is being prepared. We are waiting for the establishment of the Arbitration Board and the scheduling of hearing dates.

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Request for establishment of an Arbitration Board has been made. The RCEA is preparing an Arbitration Brief.

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Bargaining sessions took place recently for the AD and AS groups. The AS group met on September 25th while the AD group met on October 3rd. After only one day of bargaining for each group, it became apparent that settlements were not possible. Both groups felt very strongly that, with agreements that expired in April 2005 and with delays since at least November 2005 when our demands were submitted, at the very least, any settlement should mirror comparable public service agreements. The main sticking points were the deletion of the…

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Bargaining is scheduled for September 28 and 29.

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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 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. Pay Equity: A case conference was held on March 10, 2006. Dates for the hearing process were established. The hearing before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is now scheduled for January to April 2007. The RCEA, with our legal counsel,…

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

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