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  • NR Group - Newsletter - November 2016 (PDF)
  • 25-NOV-2016 10:22 AM
  • Now that the ghosts & goblins have left, and winter is peeking around the corner, it’s time for another update about what your NR Group has been doing for you. It’s been a busy time…
  • NR Group - Call for Nominations 2017
  • 19-OCT-2016 02:00 PM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for the following six (6) positions on the NR Group Executive: 3 in the NCR (two-year terms),
  • NR Group - Elections Notice
  • 18-OCT-2016 09:00 PM
  • In the coming week, the NR Group Elections Committee will be posting the Call for Nominations for the 2017 National Executive.
  • NR Bargaining Update - September 2016
  • 17-OCT-2016 09:56 AM
  • Your NR Bargaining Team met with the Employer from September 27-29, 2016. During the summer, the Institute had continued working on priority issues in order to be prepared for a resumption of bargaining.
  • NR Bargaining Update #6
  • 27-JUN-2016 03:58 PM
  • Your bargaining team met with the Employer over 3 days on June 7-9. At our last meeting in March, the first since the change in Government, we were extremely disappointed that our Employer had nothing new to offer. Unfortunately this report has little to add to our previous experience from our last meeting. It would seem to be a case of “Its déjà vu all over again”
  • NR Group - Call for Substitutes – PIPSC 97th AGM 2016
  • 26-MAY-2016 02:51 PM
  • The 2016 PIPSC AGM announcement was posted on the PIPSC Web site. The number of delegates assigned to the NR group is limited but we are making a list of substitutes should a NR group delegate seat open up.
  • NR Group Bargaining Update #5
  • 26-APR-2016 11:20 AM
  • As most of you will be aware, collective bargaining was postponed following the election last October. This included our Group’s sessions planned for November and February. The election of the new Liberal Government prompted a review by Treasury Board of their bargaining mandate, which took a bit longer than anticipated.
  • NR Sub-Group Presidents Meeting - July 8
  • 15-APR-2016 02:25 PM
  • The NR Group National Executive cordially invites you to the 10th annual NR Sub-Group Presidents and Team building exercise “Better Together” meetings to be held July 8th and 9th, 2016, at the Delta Hotel in Regina.
  • NR Group - Notice of By-Laws Proposal
  • 23-MAR-2016 10:21 AM
  • In accordance with By-Law 12.2, proposals that have been received by the NR group executive, for changes to our Group By-Laws will be considered at the 28 May 2016 NR Group AGM.
  • NR Group - AGM Notice and Call for Delegates - May 28, 2016
  • 11-MAR-2016 02:10 PM
  • Groups hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in order to allow member delegates to have a say in the Group business and set priorities for their Executives. The upcoming NR AGM will be held at the Delta, in Ottawa, on Saturday, May 28, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m
  • NR Group - REVISED DATE - Call for Nominations - 2016
  • 20-NOV-2015 11:55 AM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for the following seven (7) positions on the NR Group Executive: 4 in the NCR, 1 in Atlantic, 1 in Quebec, and 1 in BC/Yukon.
  • NR Group - Newsletter - June 2015 (PDF)
  • 10-JUL-2015 09:43 AM
  • We are back, with the NR election returning me as Communications Coordinator, I’m off to bring you another year of Newsletters. Now let’s bring us to date on the status of our Group, since our last Newsletter in February.
  • In Memoriam: Bill Spruin
  • 04-MAY-2015 02:15 PM
  • It is with great sadness that the Institute learned that one of its dedicated members, Bill Spruin, passed away on May 2, 2015.
  • NR Group -Bargaining Update #2
  • 30-APR-2015 08:15 AM
  • The NR bargaining team held our second session with the employer April 21-23 and both sides discussed a number of issues and provided comments. We did agree and sign off on a few housekeeping issues related to updated language.
  • NR Notice of AGM - June 2015
  • 21-APR-2015 12:54 PM
  • The upcoming NR AGM will be held at the Marriott, in Ottawa Ontario on Saturday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update #1 - March 24, 2015
  • 24-MAR-2015 02:37 PM
  • Your bargaining team held our first session with the employer March 16 & 17. Unfortunately our assigned TB negotiator was not available so our meeting took place with a substitute TB negotiator.
  • NR Group - Update on elections results 2015
  • 10-MAR-2015 03:02 PM
  • The electronic ballot count for the NCR Representative positions, the Prairie representative, and the Ontario Representative was completed on February 26, 2015.
  • NR Group - Elections 2015
  • 28-JAN-2015 09:40 AM
  • This is your voter’s kit for the election of the NR Group Executive. Voting will be by electronic means only and by respective PIPSC region
  • NR Group Newsletter - December 2014 (PDF)
  • 23-DEC-2014 03:17 PM
  • Including our Special Bargaining Survey Newsletter, this is our third Newsletter since our current NR Executive was formed in June 2014. Thanks for your feedback on improving this Newsletter; I’ve incorporated your suggestions to improve the format in this issue.
  • NR Group - Call for Nominations 2015
  • 04-DEC-2014 08:59 AM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for the following six (6) positions on the NR Group Executive: 3 in the NCR (two-year terms), 1 (two year term) in the Quebec, 1(two year term) in Ontario, and 1 (two year term) in the Prairie/Northwest Territories, Regions.
  • NR Group - Newsletter - September 2014
  • 29-SEP-2014 11:06 AM
  • I hope you all received my first August 2014 Newsletter, I will be following up with another full newsletter, but this is a special Information Newsletter for the Bargaining Survey I mentioned in the August edition.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Survey 2014
  • 23-SEP-2014 01:35 PM
  • Your Collective Agreement expires on September 30, 2014. Following is a confidential bargaining questionnaire to assist in formulating the issues to be addressed during the current round of Negotiations.
  • NR Group - Newsletter - August 2014
  • 25-AUG-2014 09:55 AM
  • As your new NR Group Communications Coordinator, one of my responsibilities is to keep our NR members informed of our activities, and issues that could impact our Group.
  • NR Group - Elections Results
  • 18-JUN-2014 11:08 AM
  • The electronic ballot count for the NCR representative positions and the Prairie representative was completed on June 16, 2014.
  • NR Group - Elections Newsletter - 2014
  • 13-MAY-2014 09:59 AM
  • This is your voter’s kit for the election of the NR Group Executive. Voting will be by electronic means only and by respective PIPSC region. No paper mail-in ballots will be provided.
  • NR Group - Elections update
  • 10-APR-2014 03:28 PM
  • The Elections Committee has been affected by a number of delays in moving forward with the Group Elections.
  • NR Group Newsletter - Elections 2013
  • 07-JAN-2014 02:22 PM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for the following nine positions on the NR Group Executive...
  • NR Group Newsletter - September 2013 (PDF)
  • 31-OCT-2013 08:19 AM
  • Members of the NR group should all be very proud of what they have accomplished as a professional. We have at the bargaining table won recognition of your professional status and had the employer agree to the "payment of your annual registration fees".
  • NR Group Newsletter - March 2013
  • 13-MAR-2013 03:59 PM
  • On October 01, 2012 our long standing Terminal Allowance, i.e., all the Recruitment and Retention Allowance arrived in your Pay check and salary.
  • NR Group - Notice of AGM - May 4, 2013
  • 28-FEB-2013 02:30 PM
  • Groups hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in order to allow member delegates to have a say in the Group business and set priorities for their Executives.
  • 2013 Elections to the National NR Group Executive - Call for nominations
  • 12-OCT-2012 11:17 AM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution elections By-Law 8, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for 2 year terms for the following 6 positions of the National NR Group Executive: 3 in NCR, 1 in Ontario, 1 in Québec, and 1 in Prairie/Northwest Territories.
  • NR Group Questions and Answers on Severance Pay
  • 16-MAY-2012 03:31 PM
  • Severance has changed in the new collective agreement! While there are many FAQ related to severance since 2011, there are specific questions related to consequences of payments options with regards to terminable allowance.
  • NR Group 2012 Election
  • 09-DEC-2011 10:53 AM
  • This is your voter’s kit for the election of National Officers on the NR Group Executive. Voting will be by PIPSC region and by electronic means only. The term of office for the members elected to the NR Group Executive shall be two years.
  • NR Bargaining, Collective Agreement is Ratified!
  • 08-DEC-2011 03:58 PM
  • As a result a tentative agreement reached between the Institute and the Treasury Board, in October 2011, the tentative agreement has been submitted to membership for a ratification vote.
  • NR Bargaining Tentative Settlement
  • 01-NOV-2011 02:42 PM
  • On October 28, 2011, PIPSC and Treasury Board reached a tentative settlement renewing the Collective agreement having expired September 30, 2011
  • NR Collective Bargaining Synopsis
  • 13-OCT-2011 02:45 PM
  • On August 24, 2011 the NR Group exchanged proposals with the Treasury Board. Only the negotiators from each party were present.
  • 2012 Elections to the National NR Group Executive Call For Nominations
  • 12-OCT-2011 10:35 AM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for a 2 years term to the following 7 positions of the NR Group Executive: 4 in NCR, 1 in Atlantic, 1 in Québec, and 1 in BC/Yukon.
  • Message from the President: Cuts at Environment Canada
  • 05-AUG-2011 02:07 PM
  • Earlier this week, the federal government announced substantial cuts at Environment Canada (EC). A total of 776 employees, 227 of which represented by PIPSC, will be affected. This represents approximately 11% of the Department’s workforce.
  • Message from NR Group President
  • 03-AUG-2011 01:47 PM
  • NR Group Executive, PIPSC Engineering Champion and Vice-President Don Burns and PIPSC Engineering Working Group President John Arthur, met with Kris Dove and Engineers Nova Scotia.
  • NR Notice to Bargain
  • 03-AUG-2011 07:12 AM
  • Since the NR Collective Agreement expires on September 30, 2011, the Institute served a Notice to Bargain to Treasury Board on July 27, 2011.
  • NR Group Bargaining Update
  • 28-JUN-2011 10:27 AM
  • In our previous bargaining update we described how we entered into a round of “Exploratory Discussions” with Treasury Board during the period of March 15-25, 2011 but in the end, we could not reach agreement on what both parties could consider was a “fair deal”.
  • Call for NR Group PIPSC/AGM Delegate Applications
  • 06-JUN-2011 03:13 PM
  • The Institute AGM will be held November 4-5, 2011, at the Delta Ottawa City Centre (formerly the Crowne Plaza). The NR Group will accept applications until midnight June 23, 2011.
  • NR Group News
  • 05-APR-2011 02:16 PM
  • Some of you may recall that the NR Group had originally intended to meet with Treasury Board last October for a round of Expedited Bargaining, along with the other 5 Treasury Board Groups in PIPSC.
  • NR Group Elections Update
  • 06-DEC-2010 03:12 PM
  • The deadline for Call for Nominations was Thursday, November 25, 2010. The following candidates were acclaimed...
  • NR Group - Expedited Bargaining Terminated....
  • 09-NOV-2010 12:25 PM
  • The NR Bargaining Team withdrew from Expedited Bargaining along with the 5 other Treasury Board Groups in PIPSC. The decision was not an easy one, as this round of bargaining presented an opportunity to address long standing issues among NR members.
  • NR Group Executive Elections Notice - Nomination Form
  • 25-OCT-2010 03:27 PM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution and By-Laws, By-Law 8 Elections, the NR Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations to the 2011 National NR Group Executive Elections for the following seven positions: 4 in NCR (3 positions for 2 years term, and 1 position for one year term), 1 in Ontario, 1 in Québec, and 1 in the Prairies Region.
  • NR Group - Call for PIPSC AGM Delegates
  • 14-MAY-2010 03:34 PM
  • The Institute AGM will be held in Montreal, November 26/27, 2010. Due to the change in location the Institute has revised the process for selection of AGM delegates, including earlier dates to confirm the final delegate selection.
  • NR group Newsletter - March 2010
  • 15-MAR-2010 10:50 AM
  • In 2009 our group bargaining team were disheartened to be treated by ridicule and disgrace by the employer who forced Bill C-10 upon our contract. The wage increase that was imposed was unfairly applied to 85% of our income as the Recruitment and Retention portion of our income was not increased. Our income has declined in comparison to the very large majority of federal public servants.
  • NR Group Notice of AGM - April 17, 2010
  • 22-FEB-2010 09:32 AM
  • Groups hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in order to allow member delegates to have a say in the Group business and set priorities for their Executives. The upcoming NR AGM will be held at the Hilton, Lac-Lemay, in Gatineau, Quebec on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Message from the NR Group
  • 19-FEB-2010 11:29 AM
  • During the discussions with Treasury Board over the last year, they made a point of saying that NR members were not taking their Volunteer Leave and Personal Leave and were suggesting reductions since we DON'T USE IT.
  • NR Group Report on the Judicial Review
  • 29-JAN-2010 03:51 PM
  • On the 22nd of May 2009 the Treasury Board (TB) contacted the Institute conveying TB’s intent to file for judicial review of the NR arbitral award on the issue of professional dues, contesting that this award was a violation of Bill C-10’s provisions.
  • NR Group - Newsletter December 2009
  • 03-DEC-2009 09:37 AM
  • The PIPSC AGM has come and gone. The NR Group was well represented with members being both NR delegates and regional delegates.
  • NR Group Elections Voter's Kit
  • 27-NOV-2009 08:56 AM
  • This is your voter's kit for the election of National Officers on the NR Group Executive. Voting will be by electronic means only.
  • NR Group Elections
  • 18-NOV-2009 11:24 AM
  • The deadline for Call for Nominations was Friday, November 13, 2009.
  • NR Group - Institute Election 2009 - VOTE!
  • 16-NOV-2009 09:41 AM
  • Our union is managed by many volunteers, yet influenced considerably by the elected "Officers and Directors" throughout all the Institute PIPSC elections.
  • Passing of Ed Alvarez
  • 04-NOV-2009 02:21 PM
  • It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Mr. Ed Alvarez, M ChEng., PEng., C.Chem. on Saturday October 31, 2009.
  • Engineers support our troops in Afghanistan
  • 26-OCT-2009 04:24 PM
  • In Cornwall on September 26th, 2009 national and provincial engineers honoured Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan in a very successful and visible event.
  • NR Group - Call for Nominations
  • 09-OCT-2009 09:50 AM
  • In accordance with the NR Group Constitution and By-Laws, By-Law 8 Elections, the NR Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations to the 2010 National NR Group Executive Elections for the following positions....
  • NR Group - Erratum RE Randy Dhar
  • 25-AUG-2009 03:53 PM
  • The August NR Newsletter states under “Honours” that Randy Dhar is the first Government of Canada Architect to be installed as President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
  • NR Group - Know your Contract Campaign
  • 20-AUG-2009 01:50 PM
  • During the most recent round of negotiation, the NR Group Negotiation Team brought forward proposals based on members’ interests and priorities.
  • NR Group - Newsletter August 2009
  • 18-AUG-2009 03:56 PM
  • The arbitration award was received April 22, 2009. All provisions of the arbitration award are effective the date of the arbitration award, including salary. The contract was formally signed July 10, 2009 and all other provisions are effective as of that date. Members have received the new pay rates and their backpay.
  • NR Group News - August 18, 2009
  • 18-AUG-2009 10:39 AM
  • I am very excited and proud to share the great news that my ex-boss, Catherine Karakatsanis has been elected as a President of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)...
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - June 9, 2009
  • 09-JUN-2009 09:43 AM
  • The results of the NR Arbitral Award are now in effect (and have been since April 22, 2009), namely, you now get 15 hours of travel time when going outside North America, and your professional fees are paid.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - June 3, 2009
  • 04-JUN-2009 11:34 AM
  • Further to our recent e-mail saying that TB was intending to challenge the Arbitral Award on the topic of payment of Professional Dues, we have recently been served with the Employer’s Application for Judicial Review relating to that aspect of the arbitral award
  • NR Group - Arbitration Decision Challenge by TB
  • 26-MAY-2009 02:26 PM
  • On the 22nd of May 2009 the Treasury Board (TB) contacted the Institute conveying TB’s intent to file for judicial review of the NR arbitral award on the issue of professional dues, contesting that this award was a violation of Bill C-10.
  • NR Group AGM - photos
  • 07-MAY-2009 08:47 AM
  • On April 24 and 25, 2009, the NR Group Executive and Sub-Group Presidents met at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel in Gatineau, Québec.
  • Architects and Engineers - Vignette
  • 05-MAY-2009 08:45 AM
  • The video from the elections debate has been compressed as Adobe Flash Streaming Video and assumes a minimum install of Adobe Flash version 9.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - April 28, 2009
  • 30-APR-2009 09:44 AM
  • On the 22nd of April, 2009, PIPSC received by fax the Arbitration Decision for the NR Group. It's been just over two months since the hearing and here are the results.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - April 20, 2009
  • 20-APR-2009 01:48 PM
  • Members are asking when the results of the Arbitration Board will be announced - good question - we had hoped that after Bill C-10 became law on the 12th of March 2009 that we would have seen the NR Group Arbitration report shortly afterwards.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - March 18, 2009
  • 20-MAR-2009 10:59 AM
  • It's been a month since the Arbitration Board sat - since then Bill C-10 was passed on the 12th of March which means wage controls are in place as previously described.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Newsletter - February 2009 (PDF)
  • 11-FEB-2009 09:59 AM
  • During the discussions with Treasury Board over the last year, they made a point of saying that NR members were not taking their Volunteer Leave and Personal Leave and were suggesting reductions since we DON'T USE IT.
  • Revised PIPSC- TB Work Force Adjustment
  • 04-FEB-2009 11:40 AM
  • The Professional Institute and Treasury Board have come to terms, after nearly 20 months of negotiations, on a revised Work Force Adjustment appendix to be integrated in all PIPSC-TB agreements as of February 2, 2009.
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - January 29, 2009
  • 29-JAN-2009 02:50 PM
  • The budget is out - the government is planning wage cap legislation - 2.3% for 2007/08, 1.5% for each of 2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 for a total of four (4) years.
  • NR Group - Election Results
  • 27-JAN-2009 12:59 PM
  • The ballot count for the NR Group elections was held on Friday, January 23, 2009 for the following positions.
  • NR Group - January 2009 Newsletter (PDF)
  • 20-JAN-2009 01:40 PM
  • We have been leaders within PIPSC during the very trying times of 2008 as we work to establish a new pay scale for our engineering, architecture and land surveyors...
  • NR Group - Bargaining Update - January 6, 2009
  • 06-JAN-2009 02:07 PM
  • On the 10th of December 2008, the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) established an arbitration board and has established hearing dates of February 16 and 18, 2009.