First meeting with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki

Last week, PIPSC President Debi Daviau had her first face-to-face discussion with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki. It was a positive meeting that bodes well for our future work together on workplace improvements for our RCMP members.

While the focus of the meeting was the proposed transition to the Phoenix pay system, they covered many issues. Commissioner Lucki seems to be genuinely in touch with and concerned about the wellbeing of the RCMP workforce. President Daviau took the time to clearly lay out the profound apprehensions and opposition to the transition to Phoenix. Commissioner Lucki expressed concern over the transition and outlined the many questions she had brought forward to the Treasury Board and Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Commissioner Lucki reported that she is committed to monitoring Phoenix testing and ensuring that it is rigorous. She does not want to transfer members until she is convinced the system is sound.

“We must remain very vigilant and continue to monitor the situation closely,” said President Daviau. “There is no reason to add anyone to the failing Phoenix pay system.”

President Daviau and your PIPSC representatives will be keeping a close eye on this issue over the coming months and will communicate any additional information received.