„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. „It`s an attempt to make sure what we`re doing is in line with other police departments,“ Redman said. „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.“ „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. Negotiations on the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. Police confirmed changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police prefecture convened a meeting on Friday to ratify the agreement it negotiated. It was approved friday by the police prefecture. 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 contract from January 2015 to January 31, 2019 applies to both police officers and civilian members.
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 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. 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. Tom Galloway, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said the collective agreement provided „long-term stability.“ 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. MEPs voted this month in favour of the agreement over a five-day period. 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. 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.