Introducing Your Stewards

The CRPEG stewards are here to help you.

If you are having a problem with the company, see a steward. We can give advice related to the CRPEG collective agreement, and your rights. Your concern will be handled with all due discretion.

Here are some of the ways a steward can help you:

  • Questions about the collective agreement:
    • Overtime/Banked time
    • Professional Development vs. Training
  • Conflict with management or the company:
    • Problems with payroll
    • Harassment/bullying
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Meeting with the company (you are entitled to have a steward present to act as your advocate during meetings with the company):
    • Return to Work after illness or extended leave
    • Discipline

The CRPEG stewards are members, like you, who have taken training from PIPSC and are familiar with our collective agreement. You can talk with any steward, there is no specific steward “assigned” to you. You may speak with whichever steward you are most comfortable with.

If a steward doesn’t know the answer to your question, we will know where to find it.

The following is a list of CRPEG stewards and their buildings:

Henrik Andersen (456)
Matt Crowe (NRU)
Kristine Drew (J.L Gray)
Trevor Dykman (NRU)
Jonathan Fitzpatrick (456)
Vince Frisina (508)
Noel Harrison (300)
Phyllis Heeney (706T/NRU)
Joe Magill (464T)
John Montin (375)
Wade Mayo (456)
Pankaj Panchal (705T)
Raghu Rao (330)
Bill Richmond (300)
Curtis Russell (107T)
William Visneski (706T)
David Wang (Keys)
Jonathan Williams (227)

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Important information: Changes to the PEO Act

The Professional Engineers of Ontario have recently announced the repeal of section 12(3)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act has been signed by the Lieutenant Governor today, along with the approval of the new regulation, section 88.

The regulation comes into force immediately and the proclamation takes effect March 1, 2013.

The Press Release attached has been issued this morning.  You can also view the Press Release by following this link:

The repeal achieves the goal of improving public safety as well as business efficiency in Ontario.

“Repealing the industrial exception in the Professional Engineers Act will improve oversight to help workers and the public stay safe and promote more efficient and productive workplaces,” said Attorney General John Gerretsen. “I would like to thank Professional Engineers Ontario and its dedicated task force for working with industry, manufacturers and the public to ensure a seamless transition.”

CRPEG will be holding information sessions for members over the next couple of weeks.

Holding an engineering licence provides you great career flexibility and opportunities to accept professional engineering jobs in the future.

If you apply to PEO on or before March 1, 2013 for your engineering licence, PEO will waive your initial application fee of $300. EIT’s Included! You are still required to pay for the cost to write the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) ($165 plus HST) yet we do hope to have that single fee waived as well.

Our collective agreement has a provision for paying your annual professional fees, so the only out-of-pocket expense you should incur is the fee for the PPE.

Your PIPSC Engineering Working Group is providing you a great opportunity to become a licensed engineer. Working with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), we have put together a program to help you achieve this professional status.  Under this program, the PIPSC Engineering Working Group will be preparing a compliance plan for any non-licensed engineer interested in participating.

Here are your steps to success:

1. Contact your PIPSC Engineering Working Group representative (Jonathan Fitzpatrick) with your intention to apply to PEO by March 1, 2013 and work towards your professional engineer licence.  Your name will be included in the PIPSC compliance plan.

2. Send in your completed PEO licence application on or before March 1, 2013.

3. Follow the licensing steps PEO provides to you and complete the licensing process within 12 months of starting.

Who is eligible? If you are applying to PEO for the first time for a licence, including EIT`s, and your application is received by PEO before March 1, 2013 then you qualify for the fee waiver program.

We are here to answer your questions.

Tim F. Kirkby P. Eng NR National Group President and PIPSC Engineering Working Group Member

Jonathan Fitzpatrick P. Eng, PIPSC Engineering Working Group Member

Keep up to date at the PIPSC webpage:

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Reminder: Information Session on Voluntary Termination Compensation

CRPEG will be hosting an information session on voluntary severance pay. We are very pleased that Del Dickson, PIPSC NCR Director, and Shannon Bittman, PIPSC Vice President, have agreed to participate at this Severance Pay Information Session. Both Del and Shannon are employees of CRA and have a strong background in taxation matters. The focus of the presentation will be on the description of the 3 payout options, and the tax implications of those options, followed by a Q&A session.

Members are invited to attend this information session to assist them in making the decision best suited for them. Members have until 2013 April 25th to communicate their selection on voluntary severance pay to AECL Human Resources.

Date: Wednesday January 30th
Location: Chalk River Lion’s Hall
Time: 5:00 pm
Light snacks and refreshment will be available.

NOTE: this is not intended to be a personal financial planning seminar. Members are encouraged to seek their own advice on investment options.

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