As we mentioned earlier this week, the NPF is standing up for our members in Surrey, Canada’s largest RCMP detachment, in the face of the Mayor who wants to replace the RCMP with a municipal police force.
This is not just about protecting our 850 members in Surrey, although that’s critical. This is about your national labour relations agency standing up for the exceptional work and efforts of all our members across Canada and internationally. With NPF now certified, and your Board actively engaged, this campaign marks a new day and a new approach in protecting your jobs and the safety of our communities everywhere we serve.
Yesterday, we distributed a news release, expressing our position and concerns, to local, regional and national media. I began the day with an interview on CBC’s Early Edition, which has the largest morning radio audience in B.C. We also did interviews and garnered stories in the Province newspaper, News 1130 Radio, CTV News and several other media outlets.
Today, we launched a series of three full-page ads in Surrey’s major newspaper, as well as a social media ad campaign.
The ads and micro-site were created solely in English because they are only being used in the Vancouver area of B.C.
We have also requested a briefing meeting with local MLA’s and Mayor and Council to express our concerns and brief them on the findings of the survey mentioned in our news release and ads. Last but not least, we launched a dedicated micro website to provide more information and encourage residents to get involved.
We will continue to pressure key decision-makers to reconsider this proposed policing transition and to keep the RCMP in Surrey. We will keep you posted.
Benefits of Membership in Your Labour Representative Agency
The National Police Federation represents all non-commissioned members and reservists of the RCMP. Members who register directly with the NPF also receive regular updates on progress and updates on labour relations in the RCMP. Only registered NPF members are eligible to run and vote for local workplace representative positions as well as vote on future contract ratifications.
Register today to take advantage of these member-only benefits: https://npf-fpn.com/become-a-member/
In the meantime, here are three other things you can do to help.
- Join the NPF. Click here.
- Share this information with your colleagues.
- Stay informed by downloading our app on iTunes or Google Play. (You don’t need to join or share your personal email to use our app.)