NR GROUP BARGAINING UPDATE FEBRUARY 18, 2009
The Arbitration Hearing was held on the 16th and 18th of February 2009 in Ottawa. A three-person panel heard arguments from PIPSC and Treasury Board regarding NR Group members. Given that Bill C-10 is looming, the proceedings were skewed in the employer’s favour making our job difficult. The Arbitration Board recessed and a decision might be rendered in a month or so.
The NR Negotiation Team will be putting together a brief to explain what happened in the entire process and where we need to go from here.
I would like to thank PIPSC staff and the rest of the team for their efforts.