Unionization

September 12, 2019
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) civilian members will join the federal public service in less than a year. We understand that many of you still have questions about whether your terms and conditions of employment will change once you join the federal public service. At the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and its component the Union of Safety and Justice Employees – which will represent more than 800 CMs – we’re doing everything in our power to make sure that transition is as seamless as possible. Here are a few updates:
June 3, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the BC government for making long overdue changes to British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act and the BC Labour Code that will make a real, positive difference to workers and their families across the province.
August 31, 2018
On Labour Day, we recognize and thank Canada’s workers for making everything great about our country possible. PSAC members work tirelessly to deliver the programs and services that Canadians depend on every day; and those members who work in the federal public service have continued to do so despite the federal government’s inability to pay them properly for over 2 and half years. Regardless of missed or incorrect pay cheques, PSAC members have demonstrated their commitment: they are here for Canada.
August 16, 2018
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) civilian members will have their voices heard during the next round of negotiations with the Treasury Board of Canada, their future employer, once deemed into the federal public service in 2020.
June 29, 2018
The PSAC joins with unions around the world in condemning the United States Supreme Court ruling in Janus v AFSCME as an attack on the ability of public sector unions to improve the lives of workers and their families. The case involved an employee named Mark Janus who argued he should not be required to pay union fees even though his union, AFSCME, has a legal obligation to represent him, and despite the benefits he receives as a result of being covered by a union contract.
April 17, 2018
The government has announced that Royal Canadian Mounted Police Civilian Members will join the federal public service on May 21, 2020. The ‘deeming’ of RCMP CMs was initially scheduled for April, 2018 but was delayed because of ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system. Acting RCMP Commissioner Daniel Dubeau believes the new deeming date will allow the government to stabilize Phoenix before RCMP CMs join the federal public service.
February 13, 2018
As you move forward in the process of deeming and becoming members of our union, PSAC-USJE have created a process to welcome CM input to this round of collective bargaining.
January 31, 2018
The deeming of RCMP civilian members (CMs) has been delayed, but PSAC and USJE are still working hard to ensure CMs receive the full benefits of union membership until they officially join the federal public service. In December, the Public Service Alliance of Canada filed applications...
January 31, 2018
RCMP Civilian Members (CMs), Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE) member champions and union representatives began mapping the way forward for integrating CMs into their future union at a training seminar in Ottawa January 9-10, 2018.
July 19, 2017
Here’s a Q&A on unionization and other issues of concern for Civilian Members in the RCMP.

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