QMPMA Constitutional challenge
The Quebec Mounted Police Member Association (QMPMA) constitutional challenge wrapped up last week with both Department of Justice and NPF counsel asking the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) for a quick, summary decision on this matter to move representation of the RCMP membership forward (and more detailed reasons to follow). The FPSLREB has opted to deliberate and will issue their decision when ready. Their decision could take a matter of weeks or months: we have no way of predicting the timing of a decision but are as anxious as you to see this concluded. We will update you as we know more.
Rumours surrounding Treasury Board pay increase for RCMP
There are rumours circulating about an imposed Treasury Board raise for 2017 and/or 2018. Section 56 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (FPSLRA) allows for TB to ask the NPF for consent for an order of the FPSLREB to change terms and conditions of employment (such as a raise) during the statutory freeze related to certification. To date, we have not received any request from TB to implement a raise for 2017 and/or 2018.
Should TB impose a raise for 2017 and/or 2018 without any consultation with the NPF through the FPSLREB during this freeze, it could be viewed as an Unfair Labour Practice and the NPF could launch a complaint through the FPSLREB regarding such an action.
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