The NPF filed an Unfair Labour Practice (ULP) complaint with the FPSLREB on February 15. This ULP addresses changes to the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) promotion process requiring members to complete the Supervisor and Manager Development Programs (SDP & MDP) prior to being eligible for promotion to the next rank.
The FPSLREB has set a hearing date of November 7 to 9 for this matter.
The NPF supports RCMP members receiving training (in fact, the more the better). But our members tell us that it’s difficult if not impossible to meet these requirements due to ongoing staff shortages, because they cannot be released from their existing position to complete the required training. This is unfair and holds members back from promotions, so we’ve filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint.
We need to hear from you. If you have been scheduled to complete the SDP or MDP in the past few years but could not attend for operational reasons, please let us know. We will represent you anonymously. The more cases we have as evidence for the FPSLREB, the stronger our case.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your scenario.
As you can see, when we stand together, our collective voices can be heard. It is more important than ever for all members to join the NPF to support issues like this and be aware of voting dates and process. Please share information with your colleagues who have not yet made their decision to join the NPF.
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