Information sessions garner support for first ever RCMP union – CFJC Report

October 18th, 2016 Media Release

KAMLOOPS Tanya Cronin — It has been a long-fought battle for the right to collectively bargain with the government.

Since the 1960’s the RCMP has been barred from forming a union and has remained the only police force in Canada with such a restriction.

But last year, The Supreme Court of Canada gave approval for the RCMP to become unionized, and since then national groups have been vying to become that bargaining agent.

The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada is one of them, and this week in Kamloops the group is holding a series of information sessions, to educate members of the force about the benefits and protection a union offers.

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