We are very pleased to announce that your NR Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with the Treasury Board.

After intense negotiations, some of the major wins for NR Group members include:

  • 12.5% wage increases over 4 years (compounded to 13.14%). It should be noted that retroactive payments will be made for the period starting September 30, 2022, up to the signing of the collective agreement, if ratified by the NR Group membership
  • $2,500 one-time lump sum payment
  • Key improvements to vacation leave. The time required to get 4 weeks of vacation leave has been reduced from 8 years to 7 years. The time required to get 5 weeks of vacation leave has been reduced from 18 to 17 years
  • Improvements with flexibility in work hours
  • Improved language on professional development
  • Clarification on the payment of professional fees for urban planners
  • Improved access to domestic violence leave, the addition of bereavement leave for stillbirth, and leave for traditional Indigenous practices
  • A new letter of agreement of telework
  • Renewal of the language on Article 18.07 concerning the Joint PIPSC / Treasury Board Committee on Career Development
  • An agreement to discuss the late payment of land surveyors licensing fees with key government departments
  • Other improvements, including for NR Group members working in sea trials and those working at Corrections Canada

In the new year, full details of the agreement will be provided to you in a ratification package. Information sessions will be arranged to explain in greater detail the terms of the tentative collective agreement.

Then it turns to you to vote on whether to accept this deal.

While this tentative agreement does not solve all of our problems, it does make important steps towards resolving some long-standing issues.

In closing, we would like to recognize and thank the members of the bargaining team: Hugo Buttau; Gary Corbett; John Eng; Tim F. Kirkby; Pierre G. Richard; Cameron A. Smith; Luc Thibodeau; Shirley Tso; David A. Young; Franco Amato.

Your assistance in providing input and support has been key to the success of our bargaining.

We wish you the best of the holiday season and a happy New Year!

Hugo Buttau (Collective Bargaining Coordinator)
Gary Corbett (President of the NR Group)