OTTAWA, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada (MPPAC) is hosting a rally for all non-commissioned regular and civilian members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police affected by the Government's Bill C-7 at Parliament Hill on Monday, June 6 from 13:00 to 15:00 EDT.
MPPAC will be hosting the rally and encourages all members to attend. MPPAC President Rae Banwarie, Jean-Pierre Fortin, President of the Customs and Immigration Union, and Daniel Blaikie, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Elmwood—Transcona along with other supporters will all be present. They will address the shortcomings of Bill C-7 which, when passed, will give RCMP members the ability to collectively bargain with the government.
Of the 227 police agencies in Canada, 226 already have collective bargaining rights – the only exception has been the RCMP. The majority decision from the Supreme Court of Canada in January 2015 gave all non-commissioned RCMP officers and civilian members the right to unionize. MPPAC has been working on behalf of RCMP regular and civilian members across Canada for many years. MPPAC does not seek nor support the right to strike.
SOURCE Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada
For further information: Rob Creasser, Media Relations, Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada, Association Canadienne de la Police Montee Professionelle, T(250) 371-1071, E: [email protected]; Terry McKee, Media Relations, Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada, Association Canadienne de la Police Montee Professionelle, T: (506) 850-3907, E: [email protected]