News

Reducing Tax Deductions at Source

When an employee expects to receive a lump sum payment of some kind, he or she may request that such payment be rolled over directly into an RRSP.  In order to do so, the employee must complete the following form requesting a waiver from the Canada...

Retroactive Pay: AD, AS, CS, PG and OP Groups

The RCEA has been told that employees have received their retroactive pay for the various bargaining units.  If you have not yet received your retroactive pay, please contact your pay advisor. This pay is based on the economic increases awarded by...

Seminar – Your Severance Options

The RCEA attempted to set up seminars for other locations across Canada, via video or call in conference sessions, but for many reasons it could not be worked out because of legal and logistic reasons. Session presenters, who are not licensed in...

OP Group, 27 May 2014

Subject:          Classification Review – OP Group Dear Ms. Gingras: Several years ago you met with the RCEA to discuss our classification concerns.  We discussed the order in which we felt any classification reviews should take place. At that...

Changes made to the Public Service Health Care Plan

Changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) were made following discussions between Treasury Board and the Plan's Partners Committee, which includes federal public sector unions, retirees and employer representatives. Discussions were...

March 21, 2014 – Bargaining Update – OP Group

The arbitration hearing took place on March 19, 2014.  The Board will consider all representations and arguments and will render a written decision.  The RCEA does not know how long this will take.  Once the decision is rendered, it is final and...

March 21, 2014 – Bargaining Update – AD, AS, CS and PG Groups

The arbitration hearing took place on March 17, 2014.  The Board will consider all representations and arguments and will render a written decision.  The RCEA does not know how long this will take.  Once the decision is rendered, it is final and...