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Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (S.C. 2003, c. 22, s. 2)

Act current to 2019-09-10 and last amended on 2019-07-29. Previous Versions

PART 2.1Provisions Unique to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (continued)

DIVISION 1Labour Relations (continued)

Law Enforcement, Public Safety and National Security (continued)

Marginal note:Use of information

 Information about which an objection is made under subsection 238.07(1) that is disclosed by the RCMP Commissioner to the Board or to a party in connection with the matter or proceeding that gave rise to the objection may be used only in connection with that matter or proceeding.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Marginal note:Memorandum of understanding

 The Chairperson and the RCMP Commissioner may enter into a memorandum of understanding setting out principles and procedures respecting the disclosure of information referred to in subsection 238.07(1) and the protection of that information if it is disclosed.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Marginal note:Disclosure of information — other legal proceedings

  •  (1) If the RCMP Commissioner discloses information about which an objection is made under subsection 238.07(1) to the Board or to a party in connection with the matter or proceeding that gave rise to the objection, the Board or that party is not to be required, in connection with any other criminal, civil or administrative action or proceeding, to give or produce evidence relating to that information.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) Except as provided by any other Act of Parliament that expressly refers to it, this section applies despite any other Act of Parliament, other than the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

  • Marginal note:Section prevails

    (3) This section applies despite subsection 13(1) of the Auditor General Act and subsection 79.3(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Certification of Bargaining Agents

Marginal note:Right to apply

  •  (1) Subject to section 55, an employee organization within the meaning of paragraph (b) of the definition employee organization in subsection 2(1) that seeks to be certified as the bargaining agent for the group that consists exclusively of all the employees who are RCMP members and all the employees who are reservists may apply to the Board, in accordance with the regulations, for certification as bargaining agent for that group. The Board must notify the employer of the application without delay.

  • Marginal note:Requirements for certification

    (2) The Board may certify an employee organization referred to in subsection (1) as the bargaining agent for the group only if it determines that the employee organization — and, in the case of a council of employee organizations, each employee organization forming the council — meets the following requirements:

    • (a) it has as its primary mandate the representation of employees who are RCMP members;

    • (b) it is not affiliated with a bargaining agent or other association that does not have as its primary mandate the representation of police officers; and

    • (c) it is not certified as bargaining agent for any other group of employees.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (3) For greater certainty,

    • (a) for the purposes of subsection (2), participation by an employee organization in the National Joint Council is not considered to be an affiliation with a bargaining agent or other association that does not have as its primary mandate the representation of police officers; and

    • (b) no application is permitted to be made under section 54 in respect of employees who are RCMP members or reservists.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Marginal note:Determination of unit

 If an application for certification is made under subsection 238.13(1), the Board must determine that the group that consists exclusively of all the employees who are RCMP members and all the employees who are reservists constitutes the single, national bargaining unit that is appropriate for collective bargaining.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Marginal note:Limitation

 An employee organization that is certified as the bargaining agent for the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14 is not entitled to seek to be certified as bargaining agent for any other group of employees.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Marginal note:Limitation

 Despite section 58, the Board does not have jurisdiction to determine that an employee who is not an RCMP member or a reservist is included in the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Revocation of Certification

Marginal note:Mandate or affiliation

  •  (1) The Board must revoke the certification of an employee organization as the bargaining agent for the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14 if the Board, on application by the employer or any employee in that bargaining unit, determines that the employee organization — or, in the case of a council of employee organizations, any employee organization forming part of the council — no longer has as its primary mandate the representation of employees who are RCMP members or that it is affiliated with a bargaining agent or other association that does not have as its primary mandate the representation of police officers.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (2) For greater certainty,

    • (a) for the purposes of subsection (1), participation by an employee organization in the National Joint Council is not considered to be an affiliation with a bargaining agent or other association that does not have as its primary mandate the representation of police officers; and

    • (b) the circumstances set out in subsection (1) apply in addition to the circumstances in which a certification may be revoked under sections 94 to 100.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Process for Dispute Resolution

Marginal note:Arbitration

 Sections 103 and 104 do not apply to disputes between the employer and the bargaining agent for the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14. The process for the resolution of those disputes is arbitration.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Restriction on Content of Collective Agreement

Marginal note:Restriction

 A collective agreement that applies to the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14 must not, directly or indirectly, alter or eliminate any existing term or condition of employment or establish any new term or condition of employment if

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Essential Services, Conciliation and Strike Votes

Marginal note:Non-application of Divisions 8, 10 and 11 of Part 1

 Divisions 8, 10 and 11 of Part 1 do not apply in respect of the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33

Arbitration

Marginal note:Arbitral award — additional factor

 In addition to the factors set out in section 148, the arbitration board may, if relevant to making a determination under that section in regards to a collective agreement that applies to the bargaining unit determined under section 238.14, take into account the impact of the determination on the operational effectiveness of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33
  • 2018, c. 24, s. 26

Marginal note:Arbitral award — limitations

  • 2017, c. 9, s. 33
 
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