The RCMP Is Asking For A Raise & It's Been 4 Years Since They Had One
Some positions pay six figures!
Many things were halted at the start of the year as COVID-19 just began rolling up its sleeves, one of which was annegotiation.
The RCMP, which is the national police service of Canada, not only wants a raise but has been wanting one for some time now, according to CBC.
It appears the police task force has not seen a pay increase since 2016, which was the last time their salary was updated on the website.
They were supposed to start negotiating back in March of this year but COVID-19 halted any meetings about compensation.
$53,000 - $86,110
Salary of a constable
Now, months later, Brian Sauvé, president of the National Police Federation that represents the RCMP, says that conversations surrounding the salary raises are back on.
"They've been obviously without a raise for going on four years now, four and a bit," Sauvé told CBC. "We want to be fairly compensated."
The goal, he said, is to put the force on the same playing field as other police agencies.
Figures showcase that a constable currently makes anywhere between $53,000 and $86,110, where a sergeant possibly makes between $109,000 and a little over $112,000.