NR members have ratified the Tentative Agreement.

The next steps, currently underway, will require the employer to calculate the new pay rates and translate the new agreement prior to signing by both parties. This can hopefully be completed by the end of August.

In accordance with article 48.03 the employer will have a period of 120 days from the signature date to implement the new rates of pay, and issue retroactive payments.  The recent experience of other Institute Groups has indicated that the majority of payments are being made well within the prescribed timelines.

Further information on this process, including tax implications, RRSP etc is available here:

The duration of the Collective Agreement shall be from the date it is signed to September 30, 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your constant support and solidarity through this round of bargaining.