NUREG Vote on the NUREG Group Tentative Agreement – July, 2019

Dear NUREG member,

Your NUREG Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on May 31, 2019 we signed a tentative agreement to finish this round of collective bargaining.  The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their support during this round of bargaining. We believe we have reached the best deal possible in what has been a challenging round of negotiations.

There are three centerpieces to this tentative agreement. The first piece is the benefits achieved at the Central Table, such as economic increases linked with the cost of living; a new clause dealing with penalties associated with late implementation of the collective agreement; improvement to a number of family related leave such as Parental Leave and Allowance; the breakthrough we achieved with the Domestic Violence Leave; and, an MOU on Harassment. The second piece is the improvements achieved specifically for the NUREG Group, such as an additional wage adjustment; improvement to Travelling Time and the Travel Status Leave; the expansion of the definition of family; improved overtime provisions for part-time members and renewal of the terminable allowance for FI classifications.  The third piece is securing the work completed for the Employee Wellness Support Program.

This agreement must now be ratified by the NUREG membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify this agreement.  All regular members in good standing will receive the voting instructions by email. The voting will be open for a period beginning July 10, 2019 and closing at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on July 24, 2019.  Please ensure your membership information is up to date.

Important Information:

A membership meeting will be held on July 10 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time in room 14-032 at 280 Slater Street, Ottawa, to answer questions from the membership regarding the proposed amendments to the collective agreement.  Members working in locations outside of Ottawa can access the meeting through video conference.

You will find all the information below. It is important that you take the time to review everything prior to voting and prior to asking questions to the Bargaining Team.

A Yes vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period varying between 180 and 560 days to implement them (this includes any retro pay).

A No vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the NUREG Bargaining Team to pursue further negotiations, with a high likelihood of heading to arbitration. 

The NUREG Bargaining Team unanimously recommend the acceptance of this tentative agreement.

In Solidarity,

Your NUREG Bargaining Team