Police confirmed changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police prefecture convened a meeting on Friday to ratify the agreement it negotiated. 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. 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. 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. It was approved friday by the police prefecture. Egers and Waterloo Regional Chair Karen Redman say the changes will benefit taxpayers and the police. Tom Galloway, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said the collective agreement provided “long-term stability.” 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. “It`s an attempt to make sure what we`re doing is in line with other police departments,” Redman said. Among the strengths of the amended agreement, taxpayers will spend $2.7 million per year on the long-term plan for people with disabilities.
These are new costs that are in addition to police spending from next year. “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. “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.” The contract from January 2015 to January 31, 2019 applies to both police officers 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. 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.