Your new collective agreement: implementation and retro pay

Your new collective agreement: implementation and retro pay

The implementation process is underway for the AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, CNRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB collective agreements.

Your employer has 180 days from the date of signing the new collective agreement to:

  1. raise your pay according to the new rates
  2. provide retro pay for the time elapsed since the expiry of the old contracts and
  3. pay you $400 as a penalty for extended implementation timelines

We expect a large number of members to receive their pay increases by the end of 2019. After this process is complete, your employer can start the process of calculating and distributing retro pay over the coming weeks and months.

It is okay if you have not received your wage increase yet. If the employer fails to provide retro pay within the 180 day deadline they will face additional financial penalties. Upon that failure, you will be awarded $50 on day 181 and again every 90 days to a maximum of $450. This is in addition to the $400 listed above.

Phoenix related pay issues:

We do not expect the implementation of the new pay rates to fix ongoing Phoenix related pay issues. If you were not receiving the correct rate of pay before implementation, it is unlikely the implementation process will correct the issue. As the implementation process progresses, we expect everyone will receive pay increases corresponding to higher rates of pay in the new collective agreements.

For information about what to do about ongoing Phoenix related pay issues or if you are seeking compensation for damage done by the pay system visit

We have sought to address many common questions about the implementation of your new pay rate and retro pay.

Watch the retro pay webinar.

To find more details about your new rate of pay please visit your group page to find your pay rate table.

For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you still require clarifications contact your steward.