The Supreme Court has given the federal government four more months to draft new legislation that will grant collective bargaining rights to RCMP members.
The Court ruled in favour of the RCMP a year ago, who were the only police service in Canada without the right to unionize.
Rob Creasser from the Mounted Police Professional Association says they were happy with the news.
“We are certainly not disappointed in the government getting more time to create the legislation.”
“We supported that extension, we want the government to get the legislation right.”
That said, they didn’t get everything they wanted.
“Our only disapointment was that we had asked for some conditions to be able to access our members through RCMP email and to be able to hold educational talks in RCMP workplaces.”
Although the government requested for a six month extension, they were only granted four.