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Pension plan discriminatory, female Mounties tell court Three retired female Mounties head to Federal Court today to argue that elements of the RCMP’s pension plan are outdated and sexist. If they’re successful, it could mean big changes for other public service pensions, their lawyer says. Joanne Fraser, Allison Pilgrim and Colleen Fox decided to work part time temporarily for the…

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We recently assisted a Member who sought help from the Legal Fund because he believed the promotion process was flawed. He also felt that the line officer was biased in favour of the one candidate over another and therefore there were grounds for filing a grievance. BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Member applied for a promotion to S/Sgt. and was unsuccessful.…

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In 2013, an application was made to the Legal Fund by the Staff Relations Representatives seeking funding for counsel to investigate the possibility of a claim concerning the RCMP’s delay in implementing pension portability for members who transferred to the RCMP prior to 2012 from other police departments. Eventually, forty-eight claims were filed in court to pursue damages flowing from…

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