We have been advised by the FPSLREB that the question on the certification ballot will be: “Do you want the National Police Federation to be certified as your bargaining agent?”
We wish I had more specific information about the date and mechanics, but we are still waiting for the FPSLREB to share that information. As we advised on October 11 (link to article), the FPSLREB is awaiting a second external voting company to be approved for the securing of personal information.
The NPF is as frustrated with the time this process has taken as you are. We continue to try and advance within the constraints of the FPSLREB and legislation. Every hurdle imaginable has been presented to us, but we will ultimately overcome this and make national representation for members a reality.
New Mayor in Surrey, BC:intends to replace RCMP with Municipal Police Force
The NPF is following the election of a new mayor in Surrey BC, who promised to cancel the RCMP contract in his campaign platform. This would impact almost 800 members lives and careers. RCMP management seem to be passive on this issue but the NPF is speaking up for members in Surrey as well as their jobs.
We cannot change a decision by Surrey City Council, but are following the issue closely and speaking out through the media. Our position is that perhaps if Surrey RCMP was appropriately staffed and resourced, public safety might no longer be an issue for the community or Council. NPF co-chair Brian Sauve interviewed on CBC’s Early Edition October 24th: (link to audio/video) and on Global’s BC1 Focus BC October 26th (link to video)
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.
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.)