Standing up for Surrey RCMP Members

RCMP Veterans’ Association

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The National Police Federation in Action

Dear Association Members,

You will recall that in a recent message about a successful investigation by the Force into telephone scams we mentioned two observations.  First off, that closing financial crimes units opens the door to money laundering and all  it’s criminal offshoots and secondly that providing inadequate salaries to RCMP members leads to a host of problems beginning with staffing shortages and including the health of the members.

Both these issues reflect the fact, as was observed, that the RCMP, Canada’s national police force is not being adequately funded.  It cannot afford to run financial crime units and the Force is 99th., in the pay scale of the top 100 police forces in Canada.
Over the years our Association has endeavoured to correct this situation through highlighting the issue but without success.

Now the National Police Federation is also taking up the cause of the RCMP members – in this instance at Surrey Detachment which has been the subject of a great deal of media coverage and have published a report of their initial results.

Any questions or observations about the report can be sent through their contact page .  That page also contains details about their current Board of Directors members.

The report follows.

James Forrest
Director of Communications
RCMP Veterans’ Association

February 17, 2020

Standing up for Surrey RCMP Members and Raise Rumours

Surrey RCMP Transition:

The NPF has recently completed an independent on-line survey of Surrey residents regarding their opinions and preferences about the future of policing in Surrey.

The results show very strong support of the RCMP and our members and, importantly, for the retention of the RCMP as the police of jurisdiction in Surrey.

The NPF has also reached out to various senior provincial and local government representatives to engage on this issue with little success, which is unacceptable given our status as your labour representative.

Given this political inaction, and with this data in hand, you will see more proactive public action by the NPF in the coming weeks on the Surrey transition and the Mayor’s short-sighted plan including editorial media outreach, advertising and a more assertive government relations program.

We’ll provide more information and examples after we launch later this week.

Rumors about Raises:

The NPF Bargaining Committee has been meeting in this past weekend to finalize Member priorities.

We have not yet had our first meeting with Treasury Board, which is expected towards the end of March.

As updated on April 3 and July 9, 2019, we have not received any proposal of any interim raise from Treasury Board. Should the NPF receive any proposal regarding an interim raise, we will let you know.

Benefits of Membership in Your Labour Representative Agency

The National Police Federation represents all non-commissioned members and reservists of the RCMP.

Members who register directly with the NPF also receive regular updates on progress and updates on labour relations in the RCMP. Only registered NPF members are eligible to run and vote for local workplace representative positions as well as vote on future contract ratifications.

Register today to take advantage of these member-only benefits:

In the meantime, here are three other things you can do to help.

  • Join the NPF.  Click here.
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