CNL, professionals back at table

by Terry Myers

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the union representing scientists and engineers at Chalk River are back at the negotiating table this week to work on a new contract.

The Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG) represents about 750 employees at the labs.

CRPEG gave notice of its intent to enter negotiations last fall, after signing its first contract under CNL’s new GoCo management earlier in the year.

A preliminary day of talks was held just before Christmas, and representatives of the two sides are back at the table for three days of negotiations this Tuesday to Thursday.

CRPEG members met last March to give approval to a new 18-month deal, covering the period from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

The agreement included salary increases of 1.5 per cent as of July 1, 2016 and again on July 1, 2017.

The agreement also committed the two sides to enter a new pension plan agreement, the Canadian Energy and Related Industries (CERI) plan.

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