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RCMP failed to fully fund and implement mental health strategy, auditor says

May 20, 2017

Ottawa Citizen – One in six RCMP members did not receive easy and timely access to the mental health supports they needed, the auditor general has concluded. And of those who did get support, some felt they were labelled as “fakers” by colleagues and were socially isolated when returning to work. Click here to read … Read more

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RCMP braces for rough week as calls for a shakeup mount

May 14, 2017

THESTAR – A radical idea is being floated — or more precisely, revived — as a way for the RCMP and its political masters to grapple with all that ails the force. The looming departure of Commissioner Bob Paulson has prompted some rank-and-file Mounties to call for a joint management approach to running the RCMP … Read more

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CBC INVESTIGATES: RCMP vacancy rate in Manitoba hits 8%

May 12, 2017

CBC – At a time when the RCMP is already facing concerns about staff shortages, new numbers show the rate of unfilled RCMP officer positions in Manitoba is sitting at eight per cent, CBC News has learned. The vacancy rate was released to CBC News through an Access to Information request. Click here to read … Read more

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Get more police officers out there: RCMP vacancy rate in Manitoba hits 8%

Apr 26, 2017

CBC – At a time when the RCMP is already facing concerns about staff shortages, new numbers show the rate of unfilled RCMP officer positions in Manitoba is sitting at eight per cent, CBC News has learned. The vacancy rate was released to CBC News through an Access to Information request. Click here to read … Read more

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RCMP on trial: Stalled salaries, officer safety in focus

Apr 24, 2017

The Globe and Mail – Early this month, RCMP Sergeant Chris Backus and his colleagues purchased some neon pink and orange duct tape. The West Coast Mounties stuck it on top of the traditional yellow pant stripes running the length of their legs. With that, they helped kick-start a workplace protest that spread like wildfire … Read more

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RCMP labour code trial to highlight concerns over wages, safety

Apr 24, 2017

SMUDGEDNEWSPRINT – A woman places flowers at a memorial to three RCMP officers gunned down in Moncton, N.B., in June, 2014. (Andrew Vaughan/THE CANADIAN PRESS) Early this month, RCMP Sergeant Chris Backus and his colleagues purchased some neon pink and orange duct tape. The West Coast Mounties stuck it on top of the traditional yellow … Read more

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Mountie stripe protest continues

Apr 21, 2017

Coast Reporter – The commander of the Sunshine Coast RCMP says he wants to reassure the public that a protest by some local RCMP members hasn’t had any impact on service delivery. During his quarterly update to Gibsons council April 18, Staff Sgt. Vishal Mathura described the movement, which began with members at the Sunshine … Read more

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Local Mounties ditching pant stripes for union, higher pay

Apr 19, 2017

VANCOUVER24HRS – Some B.C. Mounties are continuing to cover the stripes on their pants to protest in support of a nationwide campaign for higher pay and a union for the RCMP. “It started in North Vancouver and spread to the Sunshine Coast and now it’s all across the country,” said Brian Sauvé, an RCMP sergeant … Read more

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Local Mounties ditching pant stripes for union, higher pay

Apr 19, 2017

VANCOUVERSUN – Some B.C. Mounties are continuing to cover the stripes on their pants to protest in support of a nationwide campaign for higher pay and a union for the RCMP. “It started in North Vancouver and spread to the Sunshine Coast and now it’s all across the country,” said Brian Sauvé, an RCMP sergeant … Read more

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National Police Federation formally applies for RCMP union status

Apr 19, 2017

iPolitics – The association that emerged out of a grassroots campaign as the frontrunner to organize Canada’s rank-and-file Mounties is applying for certification to be the RCMP’s first union. Click here to read the entire story: http://ipolitics.ca/2017/04/19/national-police-federation-formally-applies-for-rcmp-union-status/

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RCMP officers one step closer to forming union

Apr 19, 2017

NATIONALOBSERVER – Thousands of Mounties are forging ahead with a high-stakes union drive, despite a Senate decision last week that they say could slow the process by months. The National Police Federation (NPF) filed an application for certification on Tuesday night with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, the federal body that administers … Read more

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With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties

Apr 18, 2017

CBC – Mounties are one step closer to forming their first union. The National Police Federation filed an application for certification at the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board in Ottawa late Tuesday. Click here to read the entire story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rmcp-union-certification-application-1.4074678

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With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties

Apr 18, 2017

ATINITONEWS – Mounties are one step closer to forming their first union. The National Police Federation filed an application for certification at the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board in Ottawa late Tuesday. The federation is seeking to represent 17,945 members of the RCMP under the rank of inspector.

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RCMP officers are altering their uniforms to protest wage disparities

Apr 14, 2017

KelownaNow – Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers across Canada are altering their uniforms and participating in a “no-stripe campaign” to protest over wage disparities amongst municipal police forces. Click here to read the entire story: https://www.kelownanow.com/news/news/National_News/17/04/14/RCMP_officers_are_altering_their_uniforms_to_protest_wage_disparities/

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NPF In The News: RCMP’s top cop warns Mounties on growing protest over small pay increase

Apr 13, 2017

Comm. Bob Paulson said increase was “disappointing and frustrating,” but he warned employees about the protest involving their uniform. The RCMP is one of the lowest paid police forces. Read the full article here: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/04/12/rcmps-top-cop-warns-mounties-on-growing-protest-over-small-pay-increase.html

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Moncton Mounties protest for better wages, join national movement

Apr 12, 2017

GlobalNews – Some RCMP officers in the Moncton area and others in Nova Scotia are joining their national colleagues by removing the yellow stripe on the side of their iconic uniform pants, in protest for higher pay and better working conditions. Click here to read the entire story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3375177/moncton-mounties-protest-for-better-wages-join-national-movement/

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RCMP’s top cop warns Mounties about growing protest over small pay increase

Apr 12, 2017

THESTAR — Two hours after Commissioner Bob Paulson warned the RCMP against protesting a disappointingly low pay increase, a knot of Mounties unfurled a banner on Parliament Hill in support of a nascent would-be union and joined the “yellow-stripe” protest. It’s a movement that’s taken off. Click here to read the entire story:

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No stripe movement grows

Apr 11, 2017

CASTANET – The movement is spreading. More and more RCMP are refusing to wear the distinctive yellow stripe on their pants as a form of protest of what they consider inadequate staffing levels and salaries. “It’s an act of frustration for a number of years where the membership has not been treated as a police … Read more

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Island Mounties join Canada-wide yellow stripe campaign to protest pay

Apr 11, 2017

CTVNEWS – A quiet act of defiance by Mounties that started on the Lower Mainland has gained traction across the country, including on Vancouver Island. Many RCMP officers have removed the distinctive yellow stripe on their pants as a peaceful protest of what they consider inadequate staffing levels and salaries. Click here to read the … Read more

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Richmond Mounties lose their stripes

Apr 11, 2017

RICHMONDNEWS – Local RCMP members cover up their traditional yellow stripe on their pants in an apparent silent protest over pay and conditions Richmond Mounties appeared to be coming out in solidarity for a fellow RCMP member on the Sunshine Coast, who has risked his career by publicly protesting a national pay and conditions discrepancy. … Read more

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Mounties remove yellow stripes to protest staffing, wages

Apr 11, 2017

CKOM – Members of the RCMP are removing the yellow stripe off their uniforms as a sign of solidarity and protest. The national police force has taken issue with their staffing numbers and wages. Click here to read the entire story: http://ckom.com/article/1457610/mounties-remove-yellow-stripes-protest-staffing-wages

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