RCMP in North Vancouver B.C. are removing the yellow stripes from their RCMP uniform in protest of being without a contract, and to encourage members to form a union, says RCMP Cpl. Bryan Mulrooney.

Mulrooney encourages members to either rip the yellow stripes out at the seam of their pants or wear navy blue cargo pants despite a sudden announcement late yesterday that pay will be raised for officers for the first time in two years.

“This has been in the works for a few weeks now, there’s a group that sat down over lunch one day, and thought how can we sort of light a fire under people and get them on board with this,” said Mulrooney.

“We wanted to do something that’s visible yet still respectful.”

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