News

18 December 2018
In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for the following seven (7) positions on the NR Group Executive: 4 in the NCR (Three for a two year term and one for a one year term), 1 in Ontario, 1 in Quebec, and 1 in Prairies.
7 December 2018
PREAMBLE These By-Laws in general pertain to matters of Group organization not covered by the By-Laws and Regulations of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and are made pursuant to those By-Laws and Regulations.
16 November 2018
Following the NR Bargaining Conference on September 21, the NR Bargaining Team met October 16 to 18, to review your survey feedback, as well as past priorities and current issues. This analysis has been developed into our initial bargaining priorities.
1 October 2018
Bargaining Update for PIPSC NR Members At the NR Bargaining Conference on September 21, the NR Bargaining Team received your survey feedback; this will help us construct our bargaining priorities. With the mandate of our bargaining priorities, your Bargaining Team
27 September 2018
The NR Member bargaining survey has now closed; your submissions will help determine our bargaining positions, and your data will remain confidential.
27 September 2018
Canadians deserve the highest standards of government expertise possible. They deserve public services that are second-to-none, accountable, secure, cost effective, and transparent. 
17 September 2018
The Bargaining Survey site has closed and we are analyzing your submissions. Every submission will be kept confidential. The winner of the draw for a NR marked raincoat is Helen Tsai, a P.Eng. with the Transportation Safety Board.
31 August 2018
Our current contract with Treasury Board will expire September 30, 2018, however all contract provisions will remain in place until a new contract has been negotiated and ratified.
23 August 2018
The eNgineering, aRchitecture and Land Survey (NR) Group is inviting Regular Members to participate in a 1 day Bargaining Conference, whereby NR Group members meet formally to discuss our upcoming round of bargaining.
20 August 2018
Your Collective Agreement expires on September 30, 2018. Following is a confidential bargaining questionnaire to assist in formulating the issues to be addressed during the current round of Negotiations. 
17 May 2018
4.2 All members shall be eligible to hold positions on the NR Group Executive subject to limitations provided within these bylaws, nominate members for positions on the Group Executive, propose amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Group, and vote on Group affairs.
10 April 2018
Spring is upon us, with renewal for all. Our NR Group has also been renewed, both with our contract, as well as our elected NR Executive.
9 March 2018
Fellow members of the AV,CS,NR, RE, SH and SP Groups: Your respective collective agreements stipulate that vacation and compensatory leave earned during the previous fiscal year and outstanding on a certain date (most commonly March 31st) is to be automatically cashed-out.
22 February 2018
NOTICE AND CALL FOR DELEGATES OF ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND LAND SURVEY (NR) GROUP 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
31 January 2018
Request for Committee Involvement Contracting Out (or Outsourcing) is the use of external resources (including retired Federal employees) to deliver services that would normally be carried out by Federal Government Employees.
11 January 2018
The electronic ballot count for the NR Group Executive was completed on January 10, 2018.
2 January 2018
Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR) While every effort is made to ensure accuracy of this content, no responsibility is assumed for errors or omissions.
21 December 2017
Hello NR members, The closing date for voting of the NR group elections is being extended to January 10, 2018.  This gives members ample opportunity to vote if you have not voted yet.  Elections committee
5 December 2017
Voters Kit for the 2018 Election to the  NR Group Executive December 2017
8 November 2017
  Your Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that the new collective agreement has finally been signed on November 7, 2017. The Employer now has 120 days to implement the terms of the new agreement. More details will follow shortly.
16 October 2017
In accordance with the NR Group Constitution, By-Law 8 Elections, the Group Elections Committee is sending out a Call for Nominations for the following seven (7) positions on the NR Group Executive: 4 in the NCR, 1 in Atlantic, 1 in Quebec, and 1 in BC/Yukon.
18 September 2017
By now you should have received official notice that our Group’s bargaining efforts have been successful. After a Bargaining Team strategy session and a further number of long days with the mediator, we came to terms with our employer.
25 July 2017
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.
11 July 2017
This information is currently under review and will be updated in the near future.
21 June 2017
Fellow members, Hundreds of you participated in our recent Telephone Town Hall about the NR Group Tentative Agreement. Members who could not join us can listen to recordings of this Town Hall by clicking here:
17 May 2017
Your NR Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on May 4, 2017 we signed a tentative agreement to complete this round of collective bargaining. The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their support. The highlights of this agreement are: