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1 February 2024
Dear CRPEG members,  
18 December 2023
CRPEG is submitting three separate proposals for the 2024 round of negotiations for the renewal of the CRPEG collective agreement; administrative changes (presented November 09, 2023), general non-monetary proposals presented in this last session on December 9th, and salary proposals to
12 December 2023
The Pay Equity Committee at CNL has been working to develop a proactive pay equity plan. The committee is composed of bargaining agent representatives, including a PIPSC member and staff, non-represented employees and employer representatives.
24 November 2023
Your CRPEG negotiations team met a number of times over the spring, summer, and fall to prepare for the next round of bargaining, where we will negotiate your next collective agreement with the company.  Your current collective agreement will expire on December 31, 2023. 
17 November 2023
PIPSC members working at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are now members of the CAAT DB Plus pension plan.  Members are strongly encouraged to transfer out their pension account balance.  Instructions on how to transfer funds to CAAT and a private locked-in RRSP are provided in 
24 January 2023
Hybrid Meeting Held 18:02 to 19:37 ET on 2022 November 9 at the Chalk River Lions Hall and Online   Introduction
15 December 2022
The Group members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of moving from the CERI pension to the CAAT pension. Your executive has asked CNL to move all further pension remittances to the CAAT plan. 
3 October 2022
Official Signing of CRPEG Collective Agreement (2021–2023) The CRPEG Collective Agreement for 2021 January 01 – 2023 December 31 was officially signed in a ceremony held at CRL on 2022 September 06 afternoon.
8 April 2022
RATIFICATION UPDATE   The CRPEG membership voted in favour of accepting the tentative agreement with CNL. Thank you to the bargaining team and the PIPSC team for their efforts over the last 18 months.   CRPEG Bargaining Team  
25 March 2022
The Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) reached a deal and voted in favour of a new collective agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).
17 March 2022
RATIFICATION PACKAGE
17 March 2022
If you are planning to attend the in-person meeting at the Lion’s Hall, please RSVP by Friday, March 18 at 3:00 PM.
11 March 2022
After intense negotiations, the Chalk River Professional Employees Group bargaining team is pleased to announce that we signed a tentative agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. This wouldn’t have been possible without your support. Thank you.
11 February 2022
On February 7, 2022, we entered into three days of conciliation with CNL. 
10 February 2022
Overwhelming strike support and ongoing conciliation
6 January 2022
PIPSC will plan the potential transition to the CAAT defined benefit pension. Learn about this plan’s highlights.
15 November 2021
Your bargaining team was back at the negotiating table on November 9, 10 and 11 with the help of a mediator.
21 October 2021
This Bargaining Update was provided at the CRPEG AGM of October 20, 2021 over Zoom   Hello CRPEG members
15 October 2021
Hello, We are pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG) will take place on Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 7pm over Zoom. The CRPEG AGM Agenda will be as follows: CRPEG AGENDA:
27 July 2021
Bargaining Update #9  -  July 2021   Hello CRPEG Members,
18 June 2021
Bargaining Update #8   Hello CRPEG Members, Another negotiations session has been set for July 20-22, 2021. In the meanwhile, your bargaining team is providing an update on two important issues: remote work and pensions. Remote Work
2 June 2021
The CRPEG bargaining team met with the Company on May 25-27, 2021. The focus of this session was in receiving the company’s counter on pay.
3 May 2021
The CRPEG bargaining team met with the company on April 27-29, 2021. The focus of this session of negotiations was on leaves with and without pay and other non-monetary issues.
22 March 2021
Hello members, The CRPEG bargaining team met with the company on March 16-18, 2021. The focus of this session of negotiations was on MOAs and monetary issues. Progress continues to be made and the negotiations are proceeding in a collegial manner.
1 March 2021
Hello members,
25 January 2021
The CRPEG bargaining team met with the employer on January 19-21, 2021. The interchange between the two parties continues to be one of mutual respect with the goal of reaching a tentative agreement.
22 December 2020
The CRPEG bargaining team met with the employer on Dec. 17 & 18, 2020. This meeting was a good start to the negotiations. A small number of administrative changes were agreed to and signed off. The negotiations will resume with dates in January and February, 2021.
4 December 2020
Your CRPEG Negotiations Team has met a number of times to prepare for the next round of negotiations. Your current collective agreement will expire on December 31st, 2020.
22 May 2019
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5 March 2019
Protecting our members’ pensions remains a top priority for PIPSC. On February 26, 2019 CRPEG President Jonathan Fitzpatrick was joined by Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers (CANW) representatives Steven Schumann and Matt Wayland  in a meeting with three members of the Opposition on Parliament Hill. The issue: the return of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories workers into a public service pension plan.
4 February 2019
As of January 28, 2019 employees in CRPEG, USW 1568, and CUPE will not be able to enter time on their timecard using the Banked Time type but will start using Aggregate Time type.
20 December 2018
With the transfer from active contributors to the Public Service Pension Plan complete some of our members have been approached with the “opportunity” to cash out their defined benefit pension plans and invest this money with a local financial advisor or investment advisor.
28 June 2018
Your bargaining team met briefly with the company this morning (2018 June 20). Prior to meeting today, the company had discussed our proposal internally with the senior executive.
31 May 2018
Show support for fellow PIPSC members employed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories who are fighting to save their pensions.
7 March 2018
Your Bargaining Team met with the Employer on February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. No further articles have been signed off at this time. Additional dates have been scheduled from March through June 2018. Your Bargaining Team
28 February 2018
Your negotiations team met with the company on Feb.14 & 15. We have tentative language for some issues and we continue to work through the issues using the IBN process. As part of a joint communication both sides have agreed to share our opening statement. This statement sets the framework and tone of this round of bargaining.