Cathie Fraser, President


Summary of OP Arbitral Award, 6 June 2014

The OP Group Arbitral Award was issued on June 3, 2014. It is posted here. This award is final and binding. All changes to the agreement 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 pay provisions. This session will be recorded and posted.

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CAPE (Canadian Association of Professional Employees) has published an article about federal employees and paid sick leave: 9 Myths About Paid Sick Leave. CAPE has shared this information with me and other Bargaining Agents in hopes that we would also share it with our members CAPE has also sent this article to Federal Ministers and Senators. The RCEA and Bargaining Agents hope this will contribute to an open and honest discussion among all Canadians. Over the next few weeks we will post this article. Myth 1: Sick leave costs the…

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