News

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
8 May 2019
The PIPSC-RCEA WFA bargaining team met with the employer April 15-16, 2019. Unfortunately, the employer had still not received their approved mandate from Treasury Board. Despite this limitation, the employer was able to share their perspective and the direction of proposed changes.
18 April 2019
Our latest collective agreement expired on July 19, 2018.
15 April 2019
RO/RCO Group Member Invite 2019 April Meeting London Hello RO/RCO colleagues, The RO/RCO Group executive will be meeting in London on Friday, April 26. We will be hosting a lunch for RO/RCO members at noon in meeting room 106B at NRC London.
6 March 2019
PIPSC NRC Newsletter March 2019 RO/RCO Group Research Officers and Research Council Officers Group Executive Members (2019) President Cathy Cheung Ottawa Vice-President Craig Bihun Ottawa
19 December 2018
After over a year of delays from NRC, PIPSC and RCEA met with the employer on Thursday December 13th. The employer had not yet received their mandate, and therefore the discussion was somewhat limited but productive nonetheless. High level conversations covered each side's concerns.
18 December 2018
Prior to the Group AGM, there were eight vacancies and six nominations were received. All nominations were reviewed and deemed eligible. As a result Feng Ni, Cathy Cheung, Keith Yeung, Stephan Grosse, Craig Bihun and Patricia Loder were elected by acclimation.
14 December 2018
Friday, December 7th was the implementation deadline for NRC management to issue your retroactive pay and implement the new pay scale. That date was, according to the new collective agreement, 120 days after the new contract was signed (August 9, 2018).
28 November 2018
The NRC-RO/RCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at the M-50 Auditorium, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa.
31 October 2018
You are invited to participate in the election of the NRC RO/RCO Executive, which is comprised of members like you who will work to enhance your terms and conditions of employment.
30 August 2018
Collective bargaining update: I am pleased to report that the last round of collective bargaining has now concluded with the signing of the Collective Agreement on August 9, 2018.  NRC now has 120 days to implement the changes including issuing retroactive pay and updating salary rates.
17 August 2018
Following the ratification by RO RCO members on June 8, 2018 a flurry of activity has been happening over the summer with your contract.  The NRC during this time had to obtain Governor in Council (Cabinet) approval, followed by translation and thorough review of the text by both parties. 
20 June 2018
PDF Version Nomination Form for Employee Representatives for PIPSC On
12 June 2018
Call for participation for the next round of bargaining We are starting preparations for the next round of bargaining and are calling out for volunteers to serve on the RO/RCO bargaining team.
11 June 2018
We are pleased to announce that the RO/RCO group has ratified the collective agreement.  Just as we have completed our ratification process, the NRC is concurrently engaging in its ratification process.
31 May 2018
PIPSC NRC Newsletter February 2018 - RO/RCO Group
18 May 2018
This agreement must be ratified by the RO/RCO membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify the agreement. Only members in good standing will receive by e-mail the voting instructions and a voting code during a two (2) week period beginning May 25th, 2018.
10 May 2018
We recently shared the good news that on March 29, 2018, your bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with NRC management for the NRC RO/RCO group.
10 April 2018
We have a deal! Tentative agreement reached for the NRC RO/RCO contract Dear NRC RO/RCO members: