As many of you know, when the NPF applied for certification in April, that application engaged a “statutory freeze” on terms and condition of employment for members of the RCMP. This freeze is intended to cover any item that may be included in a future collective agreement, but is not all-compassing. Essentially, it means that the employer cannot make new, unannounced changes to conditions of employment while the “statutory freeze” is in place.
We are monitoring all the complaints we receive from you, our members, and appreciate your ongoing communications in this regard. As a result, last week the NPF filed two unfair labour practice complaints against the RCMP (Treasury Board) with the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) regarding what we believe are breaches of the statutory freeze.
The first addresses changes to OR/OA policy that came into effect in July 2017. The second is regarding the clawback of paid parking at the Whistler Detachment. Both are available to be read here:
If you are aware of other potential breaches, please do not hesitate to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.