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National Research Council - Research Officers and Research Council Officers (NRC RO/RCO)

  • RO/RCO Group Annual General Meeting - November 5, 2015
  • 08-OCT-2015 09:10 AM
  • The AGM is the annual forum for the RO/RCO Group Executive to report to our members on the activities and issues of the past year, and your opportunity to offer feedback and suggestions and raise concerns.
  • NRC RO/RCO Group- Bargaining Survey 2014
  • 09-SEP-2014 02:40 PM
  • The work contract between RO/RCOs and NRC will expire on July 19, 2014. As the RO/RCO Group Executive, having confidence that we speak for the RO/RCO membership is strategically the most important factor to us in negotiations.
  • NRC RO /RCO Newsletter August 2014
  • 31-JUL-2014 09:13 PM
  • Editor’s Note: Dr. Gino DiLabio was President of the NRC RO/RCO Group for an unfortunately short time, from the AGM of October 2013 until his resignation, for reasons explained below, in early 2014.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Communiqué: Severance Pay
  • 17-FEB-2014 02:55 PM
  • As you are aware, our contract negotiations will be going to arbitration in April. One of the employer’s demands is to eliminate the accrual of voluntary severance.
  • NRC RO/RCO Bargaining Update #9
  • 21-JAN-2014 08:21 AM
  • The parties have now established an arbitration board, selected arbitration dates and have met to narrow the issues in dispute to ensure the arbitration board is dealing with the important issues.
  • RO /RCO Bargaining Update #8
  • 12-NOV-2013 12:05 PM
  • Members will likely have heard that the Government has introduced Bill C-4 in Parliament which introduces sweeping changes to the Labour Relations Regime at the NRC.
  • RO /RCO Bargaining Update #7
  • 27-SEP-2013 02:11 PM
  • It is unfortunate that the Public Service Labour Relations Board still has not taken action to schedule a hearing for the RO/RCO contract arbitration, nor has it ruled on the preliminary objection that the Institute raised with respect to the Employer’s attempt to remove staffing articles from the collective agreement.
  • NRC RO RCO - Bargaining Update #6
  • 16-AUG-2013 01:50 PM
  • The status of negotiations and arbitration has not changed since our last update. The file remains at the preliminary objection stage with the Public Service Labour Relations Board.
  • NRC RO-RCO Newsletter - July 2013
  • 29-JUL-2013 09:15 AM
  • The Public Service Labour Relations Board has not ruled on the preliminary objection that the Union raised and reported on in Bargaining Update #4.
  • NRC RO RCO - Bargaining Update #5
  • 27-JUN-2013 03:53 PM
  • The Public Service Labour Relations Board has not ruled on the preliminary objection that the Union raised and reported on in Bargaining Update #4.
  • NRC RO RCO - Bargaining Update #4
  • 31-MAY-2013 01:27 PM
  • Our application for arbitration has been completed, however the Union has raised a preliminary objection which has delayed the process.
  • NRC RO RCO Newsletter - April 2013
  • 09-APR-2013 10:50 AM
  • First I would like to thank new members, Pat Loder and Tim Leslie, for stepping forward, and retiring members, John Rendell and Bert Buettner, for their service to the RORCO group and NRC.
  • NRC RO RCO Newsletter - January 2013
  • 30-JAN-2013 10:49 AM
  • This round of negotiations has been frustrating, to say the least. In addition to unexpected and unavoidable delays due to PIPSC negotiator workloads and personal circumstances, NRC seems unprepared to respond to our demands in a meaningful way.
  • NRC RO RCO - Bargaining Update #3
  • 22-JAN-2013 02:27 PM
  • Last year your bargaining team met with the employer several times to deal with non-monetary issues and exchange pay proposals.
  • NRC RO/RCO Newsletter - October 2012 (PDF)
  • 02-OCT-2012 02:30 PM
  • Our AGM will be October 25. I have asked PIPSC to attach a WFA training session to the AGM for October 24. All stewards will be eligible for this training.
  • NRC RO/RCO Newsletter - July 2012
  • 18-JUN-2012 02:43 PM
  • This newsletter is meant to be a tool to communicate with you, the members. In this year of re-structuring of the National Research Council I feel there is a greater need for communications to be both ways...
  • NRC RO RCO - Bargaining Update #2
  • 14-FEB-2012 09:30 AM
  • The NRC RO/RCO Negotiations Team met as a team to review the bargaining proposals on January 19th, and with the employer on January 20-21, 2012, in Ottawa.
  • WFA - Update #4
  • 24-JAN-2012 01:36 PM
  • The Workforce Adjustment (WFA) policy is part of the collective agreement, but is negotiated separately; the current policy expired in July 2007 and is negotiated jointly with PIPSC, RCEA and NRC.
  • NRC RO RCO Group Bargaining Proposals (PDF)
  • 20-DEC-2011 08:57 AM
  • Listed below you will find our bargaining proposals submitted for this round of negotiations to amend the collective agreement between the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada on behalf of the RO/RCO Group and the National Research Council of Canada. These proposals are submitted without prejudice to any future proposed amendments and/or additions, and subject to any errors and/or omissions.
  • NRC RO RCO Group Election Results
  • 10-NOV-2011 02:27 PM
  • At the close of nominations at the RO/RCO Group AGM we had 7 candidates nominated for 6 Group Executive positions. At that time it was announced that an election would be held for the Group Executive.
  • NRC-RO/RCO Newsletter - July 2011
  • 25-JUL-2011 11:25 AM
  • Three parts of NRC have had the dubious distinction of staff layoffs, euphemistically known as work force adjustments, thus far in 2011.
  • WFA update #3
  • 18-JUL-2011 11:51 AM
  • The Workforce Adjustment (WFA) policy is part of the collective agreement, but is negotiated separately; the current policy expired in July 2007.
  • NRC RO/RCO bargaining questionnaire
  • 12-MAY-2011 11:56 AM
  • You will very soon have the opportunity to influence the bargaining process by completing a bargaining questionnaire (online only).
  • WFA Update #2
  • 13-APR-2011 03:09 PM
  • Preparations for the WFA bargaining terminated after the announcement of the Treasury Board decision to restructure CISTI, but resumed in the fall of 2010 with proposals exchanged in December.
  • NRC-RO/RCO Newsletter - January 2011
  • 10-FEB-2011 02:34 PM
  • The RO/RCO Group Executive Committee met for the first time in 2011, also the first meeting for the new committee, on Thursday, Jan. 13. All members of the 2010 and 2011 committees met at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (IMS) in Ottawa.
  • WFA update
  • 25-JAN-2011 12:03 PM
  • The WFA bargaining team is made up of members and stewards recently involved or affected by latest round of cuts.
  • NRC-RO/RCO Newsletter - November 2010
  • 17-DEC-2010 10:33 AM
  • Your Group Executive Committee has been busy since the last issue of this newsletter. Apologies for the long delay between issues; it was not planned, but we are volunteers and sometimes other parts of life take priority.
  • NRC RO/RCO Group Election Results
  • 29-OCT-2010 02:38 PM
  • At the close of nominations at the RO/RCO Group AGM we had 6 candidates nominated for 5 Group Executive positions. At that time it was announced that an election would be held for the Group Executive. However, since the AGM one candidate has withdrawn his nomination. For this reason an election for the 2010-2011 Group Executive will not be necessary.
  • Workforce Adjustment Policy 2007 – a win for PIPSC!
  • 29-JUL-2010 02:55 PM
  • In 2007, NRC laid off a good number of their staff. PIPSC argued with NRC that their refusal to allow the laid-off employees to work their notice period was a misinterpretation of the WFA policy.
  • NRC RO/RCO Newsletter - May 2010
  • 03-JUN-2010 03:48 PM
  • Your Executive Committee has met twice this year, visiting IAR on Montreal Road in February and IAR Flight Research Lab at the Ottawa Airport in April.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Bargaining Update #8
  • 18-DEC-2009 02:18 PM
  • The recent discussions between PIPSC and the NRC about the inclusion in the vacation carry-over cap of the one-time entitlement vacation leave did not resolve the issue.
  • NRC RO/RCO Group Election Results
  • 07-DEC-2009 02:09 PM
  • The NRC RO/RCO Elections Committee spent the morning of December 1st, 2009 counting votes and here are the final results...
  • NRC RO/RCO Group elections - voter's kit
  • 10-NOV-2009 11:58 AM
  • This is your voter’s kit for the election of members to the NRC RO/RCO Group Executive. As this will be the first election under the revised bylaws, one half of the members shall be elected for a two year term (2010-2011) and the remainder for a one year term (2010) according to Bylaw 6.3.
  • Cancellation notice of meeting between RCEA and PIPSC
  • 23-SEP-2009 10:27 AM
  • Due to the fact that NRC is unable at the present time to officially announce the reorganization of CISTI, the joint meeting of RCEA and PIPSC scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 09:00 to 12:00 hrs. has been cancelled.
  • Update on the NRC Situation
  • 02-SEP-2009 03:18 PM
  • After President Pierre Coulombe announced last February that some NRC institutes would undergo work force adjustment, PIPSC, as provided in the Work Force Adjustment Policy, participated in several meetings, with the goal of ensuring the greatest possible transparency in the process.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Bargaining Update #7
  • 31-AUG-2009 11:59 AM
  • We filed policy grievances on Thursday August 13 to grieve the employer's interpretation of the one time entitlement vacation leave for the IS, LS, TR and RO/RCO Groups.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Bargaining Update #6
  • 06-AUG-2009 08:22 AM
  • The new RO/RCO collective agreement is now posted on the PIPSC website. The new vacation carry over limitations are detailed in Appendix B (below).
  • NRC-RO/RCO - May 2009 Newsletter
  • 23-JUN-2009 10:31 AM
  • Once again, we are in the most unfortunate situation of major layoffs at the NRC. As a result of the government's "Strategic Review"...
  • NRC RO/RCO - Bargaining Update #5
  • 06-MAY-2009 03:41 PM
  • Your new collective agreement will be in effect as of May 11, 2009. The employer has 90 days from May 11 to issue your retroactive pay.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Ratification Vote Results
  • 03-MAR-2009 10:45 AM
  • A ratification count was done on 2 March, 2009 for the NRC-RO/RCO Group in the presence of Dave Havelock from the Group Executive and Peter Hames of INMS.
  • NRC RO/RCO Newsletter - December 2008
  • 27-JAN-2009 08:11 AM
  • May you live in interesting times, reputedly a Chinese saying which can be a blessing or a curse, probably both. Its origin is doubtful, but its intent is as clear as our political situation.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Bargaining Update #4
  • 26-JAN-2009 11:37 AM
  • A tentative agreement has been reached between the NRC RO/RCO Group and NRC, pending ratification by the parties.
  • NRC-RO/RCO Bargaining Update #3
  • 04-DEC-2008 03:44 PM
  • A tentative agreement has been reached between the NRC RO/RCO Group and NRC, pending ratification by the Group membership, NRC and the Government, and this will be done in light of any new legislation, new government or new economic conditions that may arise.
  • NRC RO/RCO Bargaining Update #2
  • 27-NOV-2008 09:37 AM
  • The National Research Council RO/RCO bargaining team finally met face-to-face with the employer November 18-20, 2008.
  • NRC-RO/RCO Group - September 2008 Newsletter
  • 03-OCT-2008 01:47 PM
  • The Executive wishes to remind members of the importance of accurately recording working times in the SAP Sigma system. While we recognize that this activity is generally considered a nuisance by many people, knowledge of accurate working times is vital for collective agreement negotiations.
  • NRC RO/RCO - Bargaining Update #1
  • 14-JUL-2008 11:50 AM
  • Our RO/RCO Group Bargaining Team has met twice this year, once in February and again in June. Members are Daniel Durand, Patricia Polowick, Christopher Williams, Daryl Wong, Paul Thorburn, Suzelle Brosseau, our PIPSC Negotiator and Allison Pilon, PIPSC Research Officer.
  • NRC-RO/RCO Group - January 2008 Newsletter (PDF)
  • 14-FEB-2008 09:39 AM
  • This is my first message to you as the new Chair of our Group Executive. My first duty is to express great gratitude to past members of the executive, whose service to the membership ended at the AGM of November 15th.
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