CRPEG Bulletin (2017 April 5): For Information: Banked Time MOU

By now, most of you may have heard that other unions discussed and agreed to terms with the company regarding past banked time earned and having a credit applied to it. We also signed something similar regarding past banked time. Essentially the company had a legal concern with regard to banked time being earned at straight time when working more than 40 hours in a week and that it should have been at time and a half.  To resolve this we agreed with the employer that our members should be granted additional leave credit for those hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

What’s happening:

HR will go back through our time records  between 2015 April 1 and 2016 July 1 and identify those weeks where we exceeded 40 hours. For those hours in excess of 40 we’ll receive an additional 50% of those hours. (so if you worked 42 in a week you would receive an additional 1hour)

HR will issue a letter with the extra hours identified and those hours will be put in your vacation reserve that will not affect your aggregate hours. Some of you may have received those letters by now. We have attached the MOU which contains all the details of the agreement.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 31): CRPEG Salary Increase Date Change

We have been advised by HR that implementation of the new CRPEG salaries has been pushed back to the April 27th pay. We also have been informed that the date for retroactive pay will be delayed; we will pass along that date once we have received it. The delay is primarily a result of prioritizing the changes resulting from the new 40 hour grade structure before commencing the manual salary change entries.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 28): FW: 6th Annual PEO Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night Dinner and Social

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE IN THE CRL CAFETERIA LOBBY DURING LUNCH (12-1 pm) EVERYDAY THIS WEEK

Please come join us for a night of laughter, as the PEO Algonquin Chapter hosts its sixth annual Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night and dinner. This year’s performance is hosted by Jenn Hayward, featuring Rachelle Elie and headlined by Mike Macdonald, who has made numerous appearances on shows such as David Letterman, Just for Laughs and Arsenio to name a few.

For those who would like to watch the show on a full stomach, there will be an optional dinner provided by Maven catering.

There will also be a dance held after the Comedy Show, for those who wish to stay and socialize. Cash bar will be open throughout the night. This is a fundraiser with net revenue going to the Renfrew County Science Fair.

Last time we had Mike, it was a sold out show, so get your tickets before they are gone!

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Time:  Dinner is from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Comedy starts at 8 PM.  Dance starts at 10 PM.

Where:  Deep River Legion

Cost:  Dinner and show tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door), while show only tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door).

Tickets can be purchased at The Olive Tree, The Deep River Legion or online at www.peoalgonquin.ca

For more information about this event please email Orijit Pandit at peoalgon@cnl.ca

Everyone is welcome to attend!

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 14): FW: Calling all Engineering Graduates: Are you thinking about getting your P.Eng.?

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

The Professional Engineers of Ontario Algonquin Chapter is hosting an information session to present to highlight the process to become a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. This session will focus on the process if a candidate is called in for a experience interview, including what to expect and how to appeal a decision made by experience review committee.

There will also be a presentation done by the Ontario Soceity of Professional Engineers (OSPE).  OSPE works closely with PEO to provide a variety of networking events, job fairs, and training courses, tailored to the needs of EITs and young engineers.

All prospective Professional Engineers and Engineering Interns are invited to this event.

The presentation will include:

  • Acceptable engineering education and Licensing requirements
  • Engineering review committee and appeals process
  • One-on-one review of your engineering experience
  • The many ways OSPE can help EITs take their careers to the next level, including what OSPE is, the EIT process, and what OSPE support services are available for EITs to successfully obtain their P.Eng licence

Presentation

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m.  Presentation: 7:30 p.m.

At J.L. Gray Bennett Room (Back entrance), Deep River

Food and drinks will be provided.

For questions about the event or to register, please contact: Orijit Pandit at >PEO Algonquin Chapter (peoalgon@cnl.ca)

Please sign up by Tuesday March 21st, 2017 as attendance is limited.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 9): FW: 6th Annual PEO Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night Dinner and Social

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

Please come join us for a night of laughter, as the PEO Algonquin Chapter hosts its sixth annual Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night and dinner. This year’s performance is hosted by Jenn Hayward, featuring Rachelle Elie and headlined by Mike Macdonald, who has made numerous appearances on shows such as David Letterman, Just for Laughs and Arsenio to name a few.

For those who would like to watch the show on a full stomach, there will be an optional dinner provided by Maven catering.

There will also be a dance held after the Comedy Show, for those who wish to stay and socialize. Cash bar will be open throughout the night. This is a fundraiser with net revenue going to the Renfrew County Science Fair.

Last time we had Mike, it was a sold out show, so get your tickets before they are gone!

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Time:  Dinner is from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Comedy starts at 8 PM.  Dance starts at 10 PM.

Where:  Deep River Legion

Cost:  Dinner and show tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door), while show only tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door).

Tickets can be purchased at The Olive Tree, The Deep River Legion or online at www.peoalgonquin.ca

For more information about this event please email Orijit Pandit at peoalgon@cnl.ca

Everyone is welcome to attend!

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 9): Ratification Results

The Executive and Negotiations would like to thank everyone for showing interest and showing up last night. We had an amazing turn out and some really good questions.

The Results; by a clear majority the membership have chosen to accept the agreement.  The full text of the now ratified deal is attached for those who were unable to attend or who wish to see all of the fine print.

Next steps:

We’re sure among other questions one of the top is when will we see our increases. The anticipated implementation dates will be – Increases on the April 13th pay and Retroactivity on the April 27th.

We’ll be organizing information sessions with members and management that will involve both sides of the negotiations teams to explain the agreement and we’ll be using the JCC (consisting of union and company members) to discuss any difficulties that arise from the new agreement.