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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. 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. An average annual increase of 2.1 per cent per year over the duration of the contract for uniformed and civilian members of the force. Highlights of the amended agreement include: “It`s an attempt to make sure what we`re doing that is consistent with other police departments,” Redman said. Negotiations on the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. Under the new agreement, it will now be four years before a new officer achieves first-rate status as a first-rate contaulator for the previous three and a half years. Police confirmed changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police prefecture convened a meeting on Friday to ratify the agreement it negotiated. “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 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. I would like to thank the members of the police prefecture and the police association for coming together and for reaching an agreement that puts our members first. 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. “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. A report to the Office of The Civil Police warns: “In recent years, the use of the Central Hospital Bank has increased so much that the civil medical bank occupies a critical position, even with regular contributions, and that the single sick bank is not viable, with the real risk that sick employees will at some point be in an unpaid position.” 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. 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. Although 340 civilian employees are not paid for the disability plan, they are on the line of a different and recurring payment: paid noon hours, which cost taxpayers $4.3 million a year if fully implemented by 2021. Waterloo Regional Police announced that the force has entered into a new collective agreement with the union, which would result in a 10 per cent pay increase over the next five years.