Rcmp Collective Agreement Signed
After a long negotiation period, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has signed a new collective agreement with its employees.
The agreement, which covers more than 17,000 RCMP members, was signed on November 27, 2020, and will be in effect until 2023.
The new agreement includes several important changes, including an increase in salaries, an improved maternity and parental leave policy, and better job security for employees.
One of the most significant changes is the increase in salary. Under the new agreement, employees will receive a 6.41% increase in salary over the next three years, with an additional 1.5% increase for members at the top of their pay scale.
The new maternity and parental leave policy is also a positive change for employees. Under the new policy, new mothers will be able to take 18 months of leave, while new fathers will be able to take up to five weeks of leave. The policy also includes provisions for adoptive parents and same-sex couples.
In addition, the new agreement includes improved job security for employees. The RCMP has agreed to create new positions and increase staffing levels to address workload issues and improve employee retention.
Overall, the new collective agreement is a positive step forward for the RCMP and its employees. The improvements in salary, benefits, and job security will go a long way in retaining and attracting talented individuals to the RCMP.
As always, it’s important for employers and employees to work together to ensure a positive and productive work environment. The new collective agreement is a great example of what can be achieved when both parties are committed to finding common ground and working towards a shared goal.