RCMP CM Negotiations Update #6 – Countdown to Deeming
With only 365 days remaining until the scheduled deeming date of May 21, 2020, your support is needed to achieve our goals.
PIPSC and Treasury Board Jointly Request Mediation
The Negotiations Team concluded our third set of negotiation meetings with Treasury Board and RCMP representatives in Ottawa from May 7 to 9, 2019. While negotiations have resulted in progress on less contentious issues, significant progress has not been made on the membership’s key priorities. On May 9, PIPSC and Treasury Board jointly submitted a request to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, for the appointment of a mediator to assist the parties in resolving the outstanding issues.
Mediation is a confidential process in which an experienced and impartial third party facilitates communication between disputing parties with a view to assisting them to reach a mutually acceptable outcome. The mediator does not have the authority to decide the dispute, solve issues or advocate for either party.
Mediation has been scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2019 in Ottawa. With only 365 days left until deeming, it is critically important that these negotiations conclude with a successful and satisfactory outcome.
RCMP Members Deserve Better Than Phoenix!
With all of the failings of the disastrous Phoenix Pay System, it is incomprehensible to us that Treasury Board and RCMP are moving forward with plans to transfer us to Phoenix in 365 days. We deserve better! On May 1, 2019, PIPSC President Debi Daviau wrote to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, urging the RCMP to abandon all plans to switch civilian members to Phoenix
Now is the time for us to make ourselves heard loud and clear!
Please take action immediately. Email Commissioner Lucki and let her know that you do not want to be paid through the failed Phoenix system.
The only logical alternative is to delay deeming and remain with the current pay system, and this is what we are pushing for.
We need large numbers of Civilian Members across the country to participate, so please encourage your colleagues to send this email now.
RCMP CM Negotiations Team,
Daniel Chamberlain, Chair