The NPF successfully challenged three unfair labour practice complaints against the RCMP (Treasury Board) with the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) regarding breaches of the statutory freeze. As described in October, the first of the three complaints addressed changes to Legal Assistance at Public Expense policy. These changes were reversed, and you … Read more
As we updated on October 15, the FPSLREB has ruled to “join” the NPF and QMPMA applications to avoid duplication and expedite the certification review process. The FPSLREB also ruled that the “appropriate bargaining agent” for the RCMP is one, single national unit. The FPSLREB offered its mediation services to NPF and QMPMA, which we are using. … Read more
Interviews are underway this week for the next commissioner of the RCMP — and the government’s newly announced selection committee provides clues about what the government is looking for in the new leader of the national police force. Late last week, headhunting firm Boyden notified some applicants they were no longer under consideration for the opportunity to replace former … Read more
It isn’t uncommon for an RCMP officer to transport a prisoner on their own in rural Manitoba, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe, say two organizations that represent Mounties. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada and the National Police Federation are raising concerns over prisoner-transport protocol one day after a prisoner assaulted a Mountie and escaped; hours … Read more
One of the most common themes members shared in the recent NPF Safety and Resources survey was unsafe and unacceptably long working hours. We heard about members experiencing no back-up and no downtime, with extended shifts followed immediately by on-call periods. This is unsustainable for your physical and mental health, your relationships with friends and … Read more
More than 90% of members believe lack of resources puts communities and RCMP officers in danger. Please share – we need government to act.