RCMP CM Bargaining Update # 1

The Bargaining Team held our first meeting in Ottawa from Thursday November 8 to Saturday November 10, 2018, and had a busy three days establishing the foundation for effective negotiations with the Employer:

  • The team received extensive training on the bargaining process, legal framework and negotiation methods.
  • The team reviewed a preliminary report from the Civilian Member survey.  We are grateful to the 36% of the CM’s who responded to the survey, as your insights, feedback and support is critical to achieving our goals.
  • The team reviewed a report from PIPSC Research on the key differences between terms and conditions for RCMP Civilian Members as compared to the current Collective Agreements.  Once finalized, this report will be shared with Institute members later this month.

The RCMP Bargaining Conference will be held in Ottawa November 21 and 22, 2018.  Registered participants will meet with the Bargaining Team to review issues and concerns, and to develop strategies for success in the bargaining process.

The Bargaining Team will be meeting December 12 to 14 to prepare our proposals for the negotiations to transition civilian members into the public service.  Our proposals, along with Treasury Board’s proposals, will be published for the information of members once they are exchanged with Treasury Board.

We are committed to keeping our members informed throughout this process.  Our goal is to protect the benefits of our members, and to earn your support to ensure we achieve our goal.

Better Together!

RCMP CM Bargaining Team

Robert Boivin

Daniel Chamberlain

Sushil Dixit

John Eng

Crystal Gardiner

Karon Miles

Pierre Touchette