News

30 August 2022
The Research (RE) Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Ottawa time) in Ottawa. AGENDA (Tentative)
26 July 2022
RESEARCH (RE) GROUP INVITATION - RE Group Annual General Meeting 2022 Notice and Call for Delegates
7 June 2022
Applications are due June 19, 2022, at 5:00 PM ET.
30 March 2022
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by Monday, April 25, 2022.
21 March 2022
The RE Group Executive is pleased to announce the appointment of our bargaining team for the coming round:
22 November 2021
It has long been the practice in many Departments and Agencies to send established Research Group members for collaborations or advanced training to other research facilities in Canada or abroad, similar to the "sabbatical" in an academic context.
20 August 2021
Submit a nomination for this award that recognizes deserving members and allies whose professional or volunteer achievements are aligned with the aims of the RE Group.
26 May 2021
At the close of nominations on January 29th, 2021, the RE Group Election Committee had received 13 valid nominations for the 13 positions on the RE Executive.
17 May 2021
RESEARCH (RE) GROUP INVITATION May 2021 RE Group Annual General Meeting Notice and Call for Delegates  
22 March 2021
Inaugural 2020 RE Commendations
19 March 2021
March 2021 This is your voter’s kit for the election of members to the Research (RE) Group Executive for a two (2) year term - beginning on the day of the RE Annual General Meeting to be held in May or June 2021 (To be confirmed).
15 December 2020
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by Friday, January 29, 2021.
9 December 2020
The next automatic cash-out date of excess hours will be, in most cases, on March 31, 2022, or on the date stipulated in your collective agreement for that year.
16 October 2020
RE members may be concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact their career progression assessments. Here are some suggestions.
17 June 2020
Submit a nomination for this new award that recognizes deserving members and allies whose professional or volunteer achievements are aligned with the aims of the RE Group.
7 May 2020
CANMET RE - Sub Group Executive Meeting Minutes Time: Wednesday March 11, 2020; 17:30 Hrs Venue: 824 King Street West, Hamilton, ON Attendees: Jidong Kang, Amjad Javaid and Kumar Sadayappan
22 April 2020
We are all in this together. And we are proud of all of our members doing critical work now – research, science and mathematics are fundamental to understanding the virus and the pandemic. For all work-related challenges, the RE executive is here to help.
4 March 2020
RESEARCH (RE) GROUP INVITATION March 2020
26 February 2020
RESEARCH (RE) GROUP INVITATION March 2020 RE Group Sub Group Presidents’ Meeting Notice and Call for Delegates
27 November 2019
Retroactive Update of Relocation Allowances This message is directed to all members who have or may be relocated by the Employer in the course of their duties. 
21 November 2019
The new pay rates for the RE group are posted on your workplace intranet (https://intranet.canada.ca/ppb-rpa/cah-pscc/re-eng.asp)
10 September 2019
RE Group- You have a signed new collective agreement! The RE 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.
22 July 2019
We are pleased to announce that the RE group has ratified the collective agreement. Just as we have completed our ratification process, the Treasury Board is concurrently engaging in its ratification process. This involves approval from Cabinet.
18 July 2019
Recordings of RE Group Telephone Town Hall Now Available For those who could not join us, you can listen to recordings of our three sessions:
2 July 2019
Dear RE member, Your RE Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on June 7, 2019 they 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.
18 June 2019
On June 7, we reached a tentative agreement with the Employer which will now be subject to a ratification process by members. The agreement includes improvements agreed to at the central table including economic increases for all members: 2% in 2018
11 June 2019
Give me an R! R! Give me an E! E! What have you got? RE! — PIPSC President Debi Daviau at break on the second day of the final negotiation session
28 May 2019
Your RE bargaining team met with the employer on May 15-17, concurrently with central table negotiations. Our work was hampered by uncertainty about ongoing central table negotiations, and we continued to discuss mostly non-monetary issues.
14 May 2019
We’re back at the bargaining table from May 16th to May 18th.
25 March 2019
The RE Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at The Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Ottawa Downtown, 361 Queen Street from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Ottawa time). Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided on site, followed by a Delegates’ dinner in the evening.
15 March 2019
In our last update, we gave you a summary of our work during the last bargaining meeting. Find below, a full report on our activities. 
25 February 2019
Your RE bargaining team met with representatives of the Treasury Board and management on February 19 to 21.
16 January 2019
According to RE bylaw 8.4, each region defined in the By-Laws of the Institute and each component group within the RE Group shall be represented on the Executive by a minimum of one (1) elected member.
11 January 2019
The RE Group is pleased to advise you that PIPSC has resolved its policy grievance against Treasury Board concerning your collective agreement right to conference attendance.
12 December 2018
In crafting its proposal, the Institute recognized the priority the Government has placed on science and research, their inclusion in decision-making, and strengthening the support for fundamental research. We also recognized the priority it has placed on diversity, gender equity, and young Canadians.
4 December 2018
The RE bargaining team met with the employer on November 20 and 21, 2018 to discuss the proposals that had been exchanged on November 16.