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 Operational (OP) collective agreement was signed May 23, 2018. Changes in the new agreement are effective this date. NRC has 120 days to implement the new collective agreement.

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The OP 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 January 25, 2018, a tentative agreement was reached for the Operational (OP) group.  Ratification packages will be sent out (via NRC interoffice mail and Canada Post) to all members. …

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CS and OP

No news at this time. We anticipate that once the above groups are completed, we will likely enter into an expedited process for the CS Group and a more traditional process for the OP Group.

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For the OP and CS groups, we anticipate beginning those negotiations in the Fall.

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OP Group

Once we have a clearer idea of where things are going with the above groups, another meeting with the OP bargaining committee will be scheduled.

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The RCEA is looking for volunteers to sit on the bargaining committees for the AD, AS, CS, OP and PG groups. Members at any locations across Canada are welcome. If you are interested, please contact joan@rcea.ca.  These committees meet to prepare and finalize demands.  These meetings take place over the lunch hour, Eastern Standard Time.  Bargaining teams are selected from these committees. Bargaining normally takes place during working hours.  Please participate.

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