Mountie management accused of favouritism

BLUELINE – An employee association that’s jockeying to become the Mounties’ first-ever union has filed an unfair-labour-practices complaint against RCMP management, accusing it of interfering and favouring the group’s main rival. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada (MPPAC) has filed the complaint with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, alleging RCMP brass didn’t take “adequate steps” to stop the association’s main competitor, the National Police Federation (NPF), from using the force’s internal email system to recruit and sign up members. The certification drive, the biggest in the public sector in decades, follows a landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling last year that gave the RCMP the right to unionize. – See more at:

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