One of the most common concerns members have shared about deployment to police and protect the G-7 Summit was the possibility for excessive and unacceptably long working hours due to resource shortages.
Police work is stressful and can require life or death decisions at a moment’s notice. Members of the RCMP need proper rest to face both the physical and emotional challenges of all types of police work, and particularly in such a high-profile and high-pressure situation. These challenges are increased when members are deployed away from home for extended periods of time.
We watch out for each other, so NPF is taking this opportunity to remind you that the National Compensation Manual states:
2. 1. A member will not be authorized to work more than 16 hours consecutively, e.g. scheduled and/or O/T, or more than 72 hours in a 6-consecutive-day period.
2. 2. A member who has reached the 72 hours of work maximum outlined in sec 2.1., or the 80 hours maximum outlined in sec. 2.4., or who surpasses the 80 hours maximum in sec. 2.5., and who is scheduled to be on duty within the next 24-hour period, will not be permitted to report to duty during this period.
As we prepare for certification followed by collective bargaining, we encourage members who are subjected to violations of the NCM to complete a Form 3414 (or equivalent), send it through the chain of command and copy NPF to email@example.com.
We will track these forms and will also continue to keep you posted on our certification progress.
In the meantime, here are three other things you can do to help.
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- Share this information with your colleagues.
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