News

22 February 2024
On December 19, 2023, the federal government announced that they are postponing the IRAP transition to the Canada Innovation Corporat
23 January 2024
The Award and Recognition Committee has reviewed the nominations for the first year of the RO/RCO Award and Recognition Program.  The Committee is pleased to provide an award to the following members:  
18 December 2023
The National Research Council – Research Officers/Research Council Offices (NRC-RO/RCO) election committee has verified the results for the 2024 elections. 288 ballots were cast in the election.
15 December 2023
The Pay Equity Committee at NRC 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.
1 December 2023
We are very pleased to announce that the RO/RCO Group has ratified the collective agreement.
10 November 2023
This is your voter’s kit for the election of the NRC-RO/RCO Group Executive. Voting will take place by electronic means only. This year, we will be electing four representatives to the NRC-RO/RCO group executive: for two-year terms.
19 October 2023
Summary: The National Research Council – Research Officers/Research Council Officers (NRC-RO/RCO) bargaining team signed a tentative agreement with the National Research Council. This agreement must now be ratified by the NRC-RO/RCO membership.
21 September 2023
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by October 14, 2023.
20 June 2023
Dear members, We would like to update you on the progress of the negotiations for our next collective agreement. Since our last update, we met with the employer in May and June to continue the discussions.
1 May 2023
We would like to update you on the progress of the negotiations for our next collective agreement.
24 April 2023
Significant Changes at NRC – Workforce Adjustments and Canada In
15 March 2023
Dear members, We would first like to thank you all for the great interest you are showing and the high-quality questions and comments you have been asking and providing us as your collective agreement bargaining team.
3 March 2023
The NRC-RC/ROC election committee has verified the results for the 2023 elections. 136 ballots were cast in the election. The following candidates have been elected to the NRC-R)/RCO executive, and will take office immediately:
23 January 2023
This is your voter’s kit for the election of the NRC RO/RCO Group Executive. Voting will take place by electronic means only. This year, we will be electing 7 (seven) representatives to the NRC RO/RCO group executive: For two-year term positions.  
19 January 2023
The RO/RCO group is excited to launch its first Award and Recognition program.
5 December 2022
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by January 6, 2023.
1 December 2022
Dear colleagues,
24 August 2022
Meet your new bargaining team and find our more about our bargaining process.
5 November 2021
The NRC-RO/RCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 13:30 p.m. eastern time. Registration is required in order to participate in this event.  Please look out for the email to register.   AGM Agenda:
29 October 2021
Call for participation for the next round of bargaining
15 September 2021
The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15, 2021, at 3:00 PM ET.
9 September 2021
 
8 January 2021
NRC/RO RCO - Research Officer and Research Council Officer Voters’ Kit for the 2021 Election to the NRC/RO RCO Group Executive January 2021
16 November 2020
NRC-RO/RCO Group: Invitation to members to participate virtually in the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
12 November 2020
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by December 4, 2020.
17 September 2020
Where: Zoom (To access the meeting, registration through the Cvent Invitation email sent on Thursday, September 17, 2020 is mandatory) When: Tuesday September 29th, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
16 December 2019
Report of the Election Committee – PIPSC RO/RCO Group AGM 2019 Prepared and submitted by Suwas Nikumb, Chair of the 2019 Election Committee    
11 December 2019
Dear members, I hope you all had a fantastic summer and had a chance to unwind and take some well-earned vacation.
26 November 2019
Hello RO/RCO colleagues, The 2019 Annual General Meeting is being held at M-55 on Friday December 6. This year the AGM is divided into three sessions; morning, lunch, and afternoon.
31 October 2019
NRC RO/RCO Group: Nomination Call for Executive Committee Member Candidates 30 October 2019
17 September 2019
The NRC RO/RCO Group Bargaining Team is proud to inform you that our President Debi Daviau signed your new collective agreement on August 30 on behalf of you and your bargaining team.
19 August 2019
The joint negotiations of the PIPSC and the RCEA with NRC management has been completed with an updated agreement on the Workforce Adjustment Policy (WFA), including a change of name to WFA Provisions.  The gains achieved include an increase in the advanced notification period from 2 to a minimum
12 July 2019
We are pleased to announce that the RO/RCO group has ratified the collective agreement.
21 June 2019
This agreement must be ratified by the RO/RCO membership.
6 June 2019
NRC-RO-RCO Bargaining Update – RO RCO reaches tentative deal with NRC After intense negotiations, the RO RCO bargaining team is pleased to announce that we signed a tentative agreement with the NRC for this round of bargaining on June 3, 2019.This agreement was achieved