“Members of this police service deserve to be compensated at a level that reflects the professionalism and commitment of each member of the service,” he said. Police confirmed changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police prefecture convened a meeting on Friday to ratify the agreement it negotiated. Egers and Waterloo Regional Chair Karen Redman say the changes will benefit taxpayers and the police. WATERLOO REGION – The Waterloo Regional Police Services Council and the police union have entered into a five-year collective agreement that provides for an average wage increase of 2.1 per cent per year for police and civilians. “We look forward to more than five years. It reflects other agreements across the province,” he said. WATERLOO REGION — Local police officers receive $3 million after taking on so many sick days that they have almost exhausted the sick bank of the service. Sworn officers receive hours of noon already paid. They will have civilians until next July and will join civilians in most other police forces, who will also receive paid lunch hours.

Among the highlights of the amended agreement is: “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that meets 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 for their continued patience and support during this negotiation process. This amended agreement includes several positive changes and includes measures to improve operational efficiency while improving the quality of life of Waterloo Regional Police Service members. The way it has worked so far is that the police have paid up to six unused days of personal illness per year into a central bank. The contract from January 2015 to January 31, 2019 applies to both police officers and civilian members. Tom Galloway, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said the collective agreement provided “long-term stability.” You say that the insurer that provides the disability plan is better able to help public servants heal and return to work. The new plan also calls for the police to replace a disabled public servant with more than two years of age. “It`s an attempt to make sure what we`re doing is in line with other police departments,” Redman said.

“We are pleased to have reached this amended agreement and are confident that these changes will bring positive and incremental changes 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 Waterloo Region. MEPs voted this month in favour of the agreement over a five-day period. The Waterloo Regional Police Services Council and the Waterloo Regional Police Association are pleased to announce that they have negotiated an amended agreement on collective agreements 2015-2019 for unified and civilian members. The agreement was ratified by members on Tuesday and approved by the office at a meeting on Wednesday. There are 762 officers and 318 civilians on duty. It was approved friday by the police prefecture. Taxpayers will spend $2.7 million per year on the long-term plan for the disabled. These are new costs that are in addition to police spending from next year.

A 36-month renewal contract, which comes into effect from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014, was concluded in March 2013 during the arbitration phase. Negotiation duration – 14 months. Negotiations on the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. Members voted in favour of the agreement over a five-day period from August 7, 2019 to August 11, 2019. The amended agreement was submitted and approved by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board on Friday, August 16, 2019. “The work involved in these negotiations has been important and this historic agreement will lead to a modernized service that will set a new course for the police service, our community and the key benefits of our organization – our members,” said Bryan Larkin, Waterloo Regional Police Chief.