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.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 7): Final notification for Ratification Meeting and Summary

This is the final reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday (2017 March 8) is the date of the ratification meeting at the Lion’s Hall in Chalk River. The doors will open at 5pm and the meeting will commence at 5:30 pm.

Attached is the summary of the changes for the tentative agreement for you to review. It is worth mentioning again that the vote is whether to accept the whole package of changes, or not.  When considering the changes to the collective agreement, you will have to decide whether the changes as a whole will benefit you, OR, if there are specific items you do not agree with. If you disagree with specific items in the agreement, are they enough to reject the whole agreement and send the negotiating team back to the bargaining table.

If you have questions about the summary, we ask that you please hold those questions until the meeting. This will allow everyone the benefit from hearing all the questions, and their answers.

If you haven’t let us know already if you are attending (via the voting buttons on the email bulletin 2017 March 1) then can you please RSVP.

For those of you new to the area the Chalk River Lion’s Hall is  11 Kellett St. It’s the first left after the lights in Chalk River. The Lion’s Hall is close to the Fire Department and so we would also to remind people to respect the no parking signs at the Fire Department.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 1): Reminder of Ratification Meeting 2017 March 8

This is a reminder that next Wednesday (2017 March 8) is the date of the ratification meeting at the Lion’s Hall in Chalk River. The doors will open at 5pmand the meeting will commence at 5:30 pm. We will be providing a light snack and drinks.

There have been requests to see the agreement ahead of the meeting. However, due to the nature of the bargaining process this is not possible. The current tentative agreement, like the last one, represents a series of changes to the current collective agreement. Each change has been signed off by the company and union. Then the total sum of the changes to the collective agreement was analysed and signed off by the company and union. These proposed changes are not legally binding until you, the members, ratify the changes.

We are putting together a summary of these changes that we will send out at least 24 hrs prior to the meeting for you to review. Remember that the vote is whether to accept the whole package of changes, or not.  When considering the changes to the collective agreement, you will have to decide whether the changes as a whole will benefit you, OR, if there are items you do not agree with, are they enough to reject the whole agreement and go back to the bargaining table.

If you have questions about the summary when it arrives, we ask that you please hold those questions until the meeting. This will allow everyone the benefit from hearing all the questions, and their answers.

To give us an idea how many will be attending the vote we are asking that you use the voting buttons in the email to indicate “Yes” (you will attend) or “No” (you will not attend).

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 February 22): FW: Algonquin AGM Notice Update: extended deadline

Forwarded on behalf of the PEO

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PEO Algonquin Chapter invites you to its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the Bear’s Den,

33177 Highway 17, Deep River, on 2017 March 01. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the AGM starts at 6:15 p.m.

as a breakaway session. All members are invited to the AGM at no charge. The Evening Program includes a buffet dinner ($20 each for member and a guest), with speaker Ken McFarlane, P.Eng., Chief Design Engineer for SNOLAB. Registration is required in advance. Please register by 2017 February 24, noon, by calling Uditha Senaratne (Deep River) at 613-584-3311 X 45198, Aneesh John (Chalk River) at 613-584-3311 X 43480, or email peoalgon@cnl.ca. More details are contained in the bulletin on myCNL.

http://www.cnwc-cctn.ca/fr/posts/decembre-2016-bulletin-cctn/

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 January 24): Memorandum of Understanding for a 4×10 Shift

As everyone is probably well aware by now, there are work groups on site that have implemented a 4×10 schedule for work. With no contract language to administer this type of schedule we have been using our existing language. On 2016 December 22 the executive signed a memorandum of understanding with the company to better manage this new schedule.

From the feedback surrounding this topic, the Executive understand that there are members who look forward to a 4×10 schedule and those who have concerns about it so we’d like to highlight the following points from the agreement;

  • This MOU is for Facilities Decommissioning, Waste Management and Environmental Remediation and Waste Operations currently. Any other departments or branches shall be discussed and agreed by the Union before implementing
  • For the term of the MOU, only those that volunteer to work a 4×10 schedule will do so
  • Hours of work are 7-5:30 with a 30 minute unpaid lunch Monday to Thursday
  • Vacation leave has been converted to hours
  • Other than marriage leave for other leave plans a day refers to a 10 h day
  • To convert the annual hours to 2080h/year (work week is now 40 h not 37.5) employees basic salary is increased by 6.67% to the nearest $100.
  • Employees working under this MOU will have their salary range adjusted to allow for the 6.67% increase so that no promotions or progressions will occur as a result of the conversion to a 40 h week.

We’d recommend everyone review the MOU. Certainly if this affects you directly, read it carefully and please contact the executive or a steward if you have any questions.

CRPEG Bulletin (2016 December 21): Happy Holiday Cheer

As we all head to into the holiday shutdown (for a much deserved break) the Executive, on behalf of themselves and the stewards, would like to invite you to say hi, and have a cup of coffee and doughnut with us.

We’ll be at the following locations Thursday, December 22nd

CRL Cafeteria -7:00 – 9:00

JL Gray Cafeteria – 9:00-10:30

Morrison gymnasium – 7:30-9:00

Keys Lunchroom – 10:00-10:30

At this time, we’d also like to take this opportunity wish a safe and wonderful holiday season to you and your family. In the spirit of well wishes, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.