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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There is no news to report on bargaining. The RCEA and NRC have not yet been to the table for any of the groups. Bargaining is taking place between Treasury Board and the unions representing …

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On April 17, 2015, the RCEA served NRC with a “Notice to Bargain” letter. The RCEA received acknowledgement from the PSLRB on April 23.

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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 the Arbitration Boards.

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Summary of AD, AS, CS and PG Arbitral Award, 9 June 2014

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4 June 2014 – The AD, AS, CS and PG Groups Arbitral Award was issued on June 3, 2014. It is posted here. This award is final and binding. All changes to the various collective agreements are contained in the Award. Because of this, there is no requirement to sign a new collective agreement. NRC has 90 days, from June 3, 2014, to implement the new collective agreement. A summary of the changes will be posted shortly. The RCEA is planning on holding an information session on the application of the new severance…

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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 binding.  NRC will then have 90 days to implement the terms of the new agreement. One of the employer’s demands is to eliminate the accumulation of voluntary severance. Should the employer’s demand be accepted by the Arbitration Board, employees will have 3 options: cash out their accumulated severance…

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Arbitration Board members: Mr. Ian Mackenzie, Chairperson representing the PSLRB Mr. Georges Nadeau representing the RCEA (the Bargaining Agent) Mr. Guy Lauzé representing the NRC (the Employer) * * * * * * * * * Administrative Services (AS), Administrative Support (AD), Purchasing and Supply (PG) and Computer Systems Administration (CS) groups: Date:                March 17-18, 2014 Time:               9:30 a.m. Location:       240 Sparks Street                            C.D. Howe Building, Ottawa…

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AD, AS and PG Groups – We are still waiting for the decision of the PSLRB following the May 21 hearing.  We contacted the  Board last week and were advised that the decision was being reviewed by their legal department and that we should have the decision within a couple of weeks.  Once we have the decision, we will be able to schedule the arbitration hearing. OP Group – The above noted decision will also apply to the OP Group.  Once we have it we will be able to schedule the arbitration…

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