Expedited Bargaining Terminated....
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.
In studying the deals that the PSAC reached last month, it became clear that the possibilities for a satisfactory outcome for the NR group were not assured in this process. Only 3 out of 5 PSAC tables reached a tentative settlement that is subject of ratification as we write.
We understand that our decision may raise questions and criticism from members who were not as informed or directly involved in this expedited process. We hope that by returning to our normal bargaining process, all members will be given the opportunity to get involved in and support bargaining. Please contact your Sub-Group Executive or your NR Group executive representative if you are not in any sub-group, for any questions or comments on negotiations. The next steps will be to follow the regular bargaining process to renew our collective agreement that expires on 30 September 2011.
We thank you for your comments and look forward to your inputs in the 2011 bargaining round.
We will continue to keep you updated.
Your NR Bargaining Team