News

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.
9 November 2018
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 2019.
17 October 2018
RE Group Executive Committee meeting Minutes - May 3rd 2018 AGENDA Call to Order: 9:05 AM
5 October 2018
Please Note: Due to Monday, October 8th being a statutory holiday (Thanksgiving), the deadline for submitting your Nomination form for the RE Group Elections 2019, has been extended to Friday October 12th by 4:00 pm Ottawa time).
5 October 2018
Did you know that you are entitled to a field allowance (except DS). This is the article from your collective agreement. 23.03 Field or sea research allowance This clause does not apply to employees classified as DS.
10 September 2018
You are invited to participate in the election of the RE Executive, members like you who will work to enhance your terms and conditions of employment.
14 May 2018
As Researchers, it is essential to be able to participate in conferences, not only for our career progression, but to benefit the research program and the reputation of the Government of Canada. We must remember that conference attendance as well as scientific and professional society participation are not ‘training’ or a ‘perk’, but rather a critical part of how we do our work.
13 April 2018
On Friday, April 13, 2018, at a celebration to mark the 176th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), President Debi Daviau presented the PIPSC Gold Medal Award to Dr. John Percival to recognize his leadership and advancement of geoscience in Canada and internationally.
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.
21 February 2018
RESEARCH (RE) GROUP INVITATION February 2018 RE Group Annual General Meeting Notice and Call for Delegates
18 October 2017
The RE and SP groups have identified conference attendance as a significant issue.  During the last bargaining rounds the employer admitted that it had incomplete data on conference attendance and denials, and thus PIPSC would like to collect more information from members on their
27 September 2017
The deadline for the Employer to process your retroactive pay and all salary adjustments is September 29, 2017. Some, but not all, RE Group members have already received it. In all cases, be assured that the Institute is ready to use every means at its disposal to ensure that you receive the complete, accurate amount you are owed.
1 September 2017
Fellow members in the CS, RE, SH and SP Groups, Your respective collective agreements currently stipulate that compensatory leave earned during the previous fiscal year and outstanding on September 30, 2017 is to be automatically cashed-out.
24 August 2017
We are happy to announce that our new collective agreement is posted here.  Most changes took effect on the date of signing, 1 June 2017.  The changes to Article 22 Registration Fees, as well as to Articl
14 July 2017
On June 1, the RE Group Collective Agreement was signed. We are going to see the first effects on our pay on July 12. The pay of most RE members will be adjusted based on the new hourly rate. There will also be a partial or full retroactive payment.
16 June 2017
At the close of the RE Annual General Meeting on June 2nd, your new RE Group Executive took office, as per the Elections Results from the Fall.
1 June 2017
On June 1, 2017 the Institute and the employer signed the RE collective agreement.
23 March 2017
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