The deeming of RCMP civilian members (CMs) has been delayed, but the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is still working hard to ensure CMs receive the full benefits of union membership until they officially join the federal public service.
PSAC has filed applications pursuant to Section 58 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act to place RCMP CMs into PSAC bargaining units and offer them all the protections of their respective collective agreements.
We’re also engaging the federal government for RCMP civilian members’ existing benefits – which are superior to the public service – to be guaranteed until PSAC can negotiate those improvements into new collective agreements.
That would mean a complete freeze on the terms and conditions of employment.
The delay in the deeming process has caused uncertainty for many CMs, and it is in these tumultuous times that the protection of union representation is most important.
No Phoenix for Civilian Members
We also continue to advocate for CMs to be excluded from the Phoenix pay system altogether. Ensuring RCMP CMs remain paid accurately and on time is our greatest priority.
Training and bargaining input to continue
In order to be prepared for the new deeming date, the January 2018 training session for RCMP civilian members mentioned in the survey will proceed as planned.
We’ve received great feedback from RCMP CMs who filled out our survey on bargaining input for the next round of collective bargaining, and that input will be incorporated into the training session.
USGE and PSAC will also be reaching out to all CMs who volunteered to take part in the training shortly to arrange travel and accommodations to attend the training in Ottawa.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please continue to send your questions about deeming to CM-INFO-MC@psac-afpc.com.