Certification vote to proceed – results to be sealed pending Board ruling

The Federal Public-Sector Labour Relations Employment Board advised NPF on Tuesday that members will have an opportunity to vote on certification without further regulatory delay.

The Board also ruled, however, that the ballot results will not be counted or shared until the Board hears and rules on the QMPMA’s December 2017 motion regarding the constitutionality of BillC-7.

We anticipate the vote to be within the next month or two, pending final details to be coordinated between the NPF and Department of Justice’s legal counsel and the FPSLREB.

You can read the entire Board decision here: FPSLREB Charter Challenge Decision

NPF is committed to ensuring this vote will take place as soon as possible and will also cooperate fully with the Board to complete the hearing expeditiously. We hope QMPMA will do the same in the best interests of all members who need and deserve certainty on representation.

We understand that many members were hoping for an immediate vote and certification, and we share your desire to move forward. It’s important to keep in mind that the decisive vote is proceeding—meaning we are another step closer to national representation—when it could potentially have been delayed until after the FPSLREB ruling on Bill C-7.

So, let’s gear up to make this vote momentous and decisive, once and for all! You’ve waited far too long to have a voice on critical issues such as pay and benefits, resources, equipment, training and other concerns.

In the interim, we will continue to do the best we can within NPF’s limited resources to support members dealing with:

  • Code of Conduct investigations;
  • Public Complaints;
  • Medical issues;
  • Duty to Accommodate requests;
  • Grievances and the many other issues that face our members on a daily basis.

We will continue to keep you posted as information becomes available to prepare for this historic certification vote. In the meantime, here are three things you do to help.

  1. Join the NPF.  Click here.
  2. Share this information with your colleagues.
  3. Stay informed by downloading our app on iTunes or Google Play. (You don’t need to join or share your personal email to use our app.)

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