On June 19, 2017 the Governor General gave Royal Assent to Bill C-7. The final copy of the bill is now available here. As we have updated previously, this piece of legislation is not perfect but it does provide members of the RCMP a starting point and a framework to create a certified national employee organization that will have the ability to collectively negotiate and if need be, refer negotiations to binding arbitration on terms and conditions of employment.
The Governor General also gave Royal Assent to Bill C-4 on the same day. The final copy of the bill is now available here.
If Bill C-4 had become law before the NPF made application to the PSLREB, there would have been no requirement for a secret vote by RCMP membership to certify a bargaining agent. Since we had already filed our application, nothing changes in our application process and the old rules apply. So the PSLREB will proceed with a mandatory vote by the membership.
Thank you to the membership:
Over the past few months, the NPF has heard from and observed many members and NCO’s making positive change for the betterment of the membership. Whether it be a Corporal in a small Detachment standing up for the Constables regarding poor resource levels and overextended shift schedules or a senior Staff Sergeant getting better local access to support their members in the proactive provision of mental health resources, these are good news stories that we welcome from members across the country.
There is positive change on the horizon and the membership clearly see this. Keep up the good work.
Canada 150 Celebration
As Canada 150 rapidly approaches, the NPF is incredibly proud to serve the members of the RCMP who serve Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The RCMP and Canada share a great history, and even greater things to come. Happy Canada Day, everyone.
We’ll continue to update you on our certification progress. In the meantime, here are three other things you can do to help.
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