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Rob Creasser on Jim Harrison Show October 11th, 2016
MPPAC says it’s happy for the hundreds of former and present female RCMP officers and employees who were subject to sexual harassment and discrimination.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada says it’s happy for the hundreds of former and present female RCMP officers and employees who were subject to sexual harassment and discrimination. Following an apology from RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson today, association spokesman Rob Creasser expects more victims to now step forward.
Paulson did not disclose the terms of settlement for two class action lawsuits.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada applauds today’s apology and announced settlement of two lawsuits stemming from the harassment and discrimination allegations by hundreds of former and present female RCMP officers and employees. Spokesman Rob Creasser says that’s an important step forward, but remains troubled.
Terms of the settlements have not been disclosed in the case of the two class action lawsuits, but Creasser now expects more victims will step forward.
Pending announcement that could see hundreds of female RCMP officers compensated for harassment and discrimination
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada is looking forward to todays pending announcement that could see hundreds of female RCMP officers compensated for harassment and discrimination. Spokesman Rob Creasser says if that’s the case…he’s already looking to what Ottawa might do next..
The expected compensation will potentially involved up to 500 female officers and employees who are part of a yet to be certified class action suit.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada is looking forward to a federal announcement which is expected to see 500 female RCMP officers compensated for claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. National spokesman Rob Creasser says the expected announcement comes even though a class action lawsuit by the women has yet to be certified.
Creasser says he’s hoping to hear now how Ottawa will include issues like harassment in coming legislation that he’s hoping will extend collective bargaining rights to the RCMP.
Rob Creasser on Kamloops RCMP Detachment
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada says the City of Kamloops has every right to be concerned about its RCMP detachment. Spokesman Rob Creasser with the assertion after hearing Councilor Ken Christians’ concern about the chronic under resourcing of officers in Kamloops.
Christian says while the city has an approved budget for 130 officers, there are rarely that many available. Council is to meet with RCMP officials today at the UBCM to further discuss the issue.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada says it’s difficult for the RCMP to recruit enough officers to meet its obligations. Spokesman Rob Creasser believes there are a number of reasons why there aren’t enough recruits signing up.
Creasser says the City of Kamloops has every right to be concerned….since its approved complement of RCMP officers is chronically under the 130 it’s paying for. Council members will be meeting later today with RCMP officials.
Rob Creasser on Radio 1 – NL Harrassment stories
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada is wondering how big the dance is going to get… Spokesman Rob Creasser says former Auditor General Shiela Fraser is already looking into complaints from four female officers, and is puzzled why the Labour Minister is looking at the need for possible labour code changes.
Labour Minister Maryann Mihychuk asked for a briefing after hearing from a Mountie alleging the RCMP failed to “adequately address her complaints” of sexual harassment.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada believes extending mounties the right to certify will address issues like the ongoing complaints of sexual harassment within the RCMP.
Spokesman Rob Creasser puzzled after hearing Canada’s Labour Minister wants more information to see if the labour code needs to be amended.
Labour Minister Maryann Mihychuk is asking Federal officials for more information after a female RCMP member complained the RCMP failed to adequately address her complaints of sexual harassment.
Rob Creasser speaks on John Gormley Podcast – There are many more vacancies within the force than the RCMP is disclosing.
Kash Heed Show – Rob Creasser Interview [2016 – 08 – 30]
Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada has yet to take a formal position on the RCMP decision to allow female Muslim Mounties to wear the hijab.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada has yet to take a formal position on the RCMP decision to allow female Muslim Mounties to wear the hijab. Spokesman Rob Creasser does call the move progressive, and says its no different than when the RCMP changed its dress code to allow officers to wear turbans. Creasser says the focus should be more on attracting more women and minorities into the RCMP….not on what they’re wearing.
The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada says it agrees with any move that will attract more women and minorities into the RCMP. Spokesman Rob Creasser says while the association has not taken a formal position, he has no problem with the RCMP decision to allow female Muslim members to wear the hijab.
Creasser says the only real concern might be officer safety, should the hijab make an RCMP officer more of a target.
Creasser calls the move to allow Muslim female Mounties to wear a hijab as progressive….and a positive move to attract more recruits.
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MPPAC Files Unfair Labour Practice Complaint
MPPAC has filed an unfair labour practice against our employer the RCMP. This was in response to the concerns raised by many of our membership regarding the unauthorized use of the Groupwise system by the Legal Fund as well as the NPF.
MPPAC has, in the past and continues today, to adhere to, and follow all rules as requested by our employer. By failing to take appropriate action to stop the NPF and Legal Fund from misusing RCMP resources, our employer is showing favourtism to one organization over others.
We have listened to your concerns and as thus we have taken steps to hold our employer accountable for their lack of action to ensure all groups have a level playing field.
We know that our membership expects their association to demonstrate that they are guided by principles of ethical, lawful and moral action. We are prepared to work with any other organization the embodies these same values and whose mandate includes membership choice and holds membership interest as their first priority. MPPAC will stay the course as we continue to work toward certification.