Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

NRC and the RCEA and PIPSC have concluded an agreement for the 2014 December Shutdown. Except for those employees who are required to work during the shutdown period because of operational requirements, employees will be permitted to work sufficient additional hours to replace the hours of work which would normally have been scheduled on the afternoon of 24 December and for full working days on 29, 30 and 31 December 2014 and 2 January 2015. Return to work Monday January 5, 2015. For employees on a 37.5 hours scheduled work…

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In the Arbitral Awards for the AD, AS, CS, OP and PG groups, changes to Severance Entitlements for Retirement and Resignation were announced. All members of each group should have received a package from NRC outlining these changes and describing the decisions that need to be made. These decisions must be made and communicated to NRC by DECEMBER 2, 2014. If you have not received this package, please contact your Pay and Benefits Advisor immediately. If you do not do so by DECEMBER 2, 2014, the default option is: you will receive your severance pay at the time of your actual retirement or resignation.

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The RCEA represents over 1600 NRC employees in six different bargaining units. We strive to provide the best negotiation, information and representation possible. But we can’t do it alone. The RCEA relies on representatives (otherwise known as stewards) to act as the main point of contact between members and the union. These representatives share information, answer questions and act as a liaison between members and the RCEA office. Representatives are also members of the RCEA Executive Committee, the main governing body of the union. The Executive Committee meets up to…

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The RO/RCO group executive would like to invite RCEA members to hear speakers at their Annual General Meeting in Ottawa on November 6, 12 p.m., at the M-50 Auditorium. Please see invitation. There will be two guest speakers: Dan Wayner, NRC Vice-President, Emerging Technologies, and Dr. James Turk, Ryerson University will speak about public science under siege. A Q&A session will follow each speaker.

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Sick leave is and will continue to be a very important issue in the news and in the next rounds of collective bargaining. As you are aware Treasury Board and Minister Tony Clement have proposed significant changes to the existing Public Service sick leave provisions.

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