The RCEA is very happy to announce that all 6 collective agreements have been signed by RCEA President Cathie Fraser and Vice-President Human Resources of NRC, Emily Harrison. …

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I am pleased to report that the AD, AS, CS, PG and TO Groups have voted, by a majority, to accept the new collective agreements. On behalf of the bargaining committees and the bargaining team and the RCEA, I thank all of you…

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AD, AS, CS, PG, TO

The ratification packages have gone out to the AD, AS, CS, PG and TO groups.

The deadline for response is July 9, 2019. Please vote

If you do not receive a package please contact the RCEA office.  Office@rcea.ca

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June 11, 2019 We are proud to announce that after several days of joint bargaining, the RCEA has reached tentative agreements with the NRC for five bargaining units: the AD, AS, CS, PG, and TO units. These agreements will see salary increases of 8% over four years. The increases are as follows: (Note: specific dates will be identified in the ratification packages) Year 1 – economic increase – 2% Year 1 – wage adjustment – 0.8% Year 2 – economic increase – 2% Year 2 – wage adjustment – 0.2%…

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Preparations for the upcoming rounds of collective bargaining have begun.  We are seeking input from all members as to issues of concern related to the various collective agreements.  If you have had any problems with a specific clause in your collective agreement or if you would like to see some changes, please let us know.  We realize that the new collective agreements have only been in effect for a short time, but your input would be appreciated.  Please send your comments to office@rcea.ca.

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The RCEA has served Notice to Bargain for all 6 bargaining units. While it is expected that it may be quite some time before face to face bargaining begins, the RCEA would like to start the process. Therefore, the RCEA is looking for volunteers to sit on all bargaining committees for the AD, AS, CS, OP, PG and TO groups. …

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The Computer Systems (CS) collective agreement was signed March 5, 2018. Changes in the new agreement are effective this date. NRC has 120 days to implement the new collective agreement.

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I am pleased to report that new contracts have been ratified for the AD, AS, CS, and PG groups.  It has been a longer than expected process, but worthwhile.  As a result of your bargaining teams’ knowledge and expertise, group members have achieved major work and work-life balance benefits, without concessions.  I would like to thank the membership for your patience, and thank the bargaining committees, teams and Joan Van Den Bergh for their tremendous dedication to the negotiation process.

– Cathie Fraser, RCEA President. …

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The CS group has ratified the tentative agreement. We have notified NRC. NRC must now begin its own approval process. We do not know how long this will take, but we will continue to provide updates.

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On November 20, 2017, a tentative agreement was reached for the CS group.  Ratification packages will be sent out shortly to all members. …

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