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Wrps Collective Agreement

The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board and the Waterloo Regional Police Association are pleased to announce that they have negotiated an amended agreement for the 2015-2019 collective agreements for uniformed and civilian members. MEPs voted in favour of the deal for a period of five days this month. This amended agreement includes several positive changes and measures to improve operational efficiency while improving the quality of life of waterloo Regional Police Service members. Police officials ratified changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police chief called a meeting on Friday to ratify the deal he negotiated. The Waterloo Regional Police Service announced that the police have entered into a new collective agreement with the union, which provides for public servants to receive a 10% pay increase over the next five years. Negotiations for the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. “We are pleased to have entered into this amended agreement and are confident that these changes will result in positive and incremental change that will ensure that the Waterloo Regional Police Service is well positioned to meet the current and future needs of our community,” said Karen Redman, President of the Region of Waterloo. Highlights of the amended agreement included that members voted in favour of the agreement over a five-day period from August 7, 2019 to August 11, 2019.

The amended agreement was presented and approved by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board on Friday, August 16, 2019. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that reflects the needs of our members,” said Mark Egers, President of the Waterloo Regional Police Association. “We would like to thank all members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service for their continued patience and support during this negotiation process.” Under the new agreement, it will now take four years for a newly hired officer to obtain first-class constable status in the last three and a half years. “The work involved in these negotiations has been important and this historic agreement will result in a modernized service that will set a new course for the police service, our community and the core assets of our organization — our members — said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. “I would like to thank the members of the Policing Committee and the Police Association for coming together and reaching an agreement where our members come first.” A press release issued by police on Wednesday included a summary of the highlights of the deal: WATERLOO REGION – Local police officers are receiving $3 million after taking so many sick days that they have almost exhausted the service`s sick bench. Manager of Corporate Communications and Public Information An average public servant receives a one-time payment estimated at nearly $4,000. .