WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE
The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board has reached an agreement with the Waterloo Regional Police Association (WRPA) on a five-year contract that extends to the end of 2024.
Today, at a Special Board Meeting, the Police Services Board voted to approve the Uniform and Civilian Collective Agreements that were ratified by WRPA members on Sept. 24, 2021. The current Collective Agreements expired on Dec. 31, 2019.
Highlights of the agreement include:
- The Agreement is five years in length, expiring on Dec. 31, 2024;
- The average yearly increase is 2.14 per cent per annum over the duration of the contract;
Jan. 1, 2020 – 2.5 per cent
Jan. 1, 2021 – 2.1 per cent
Jan. 1, 2022 – 2.1 per cent
Jan. 1, 2023 – 2.0 per cent
Jan. 1, 2024 – 2.0 per cent
Adjustments to member benefits that support and enhance member wellness; and
The cessation of lifetime retiree benefits for all new hires and grand parenting for existing members.
“We are pleased to have reached a negotiated settlement that recognizes the excellent and valuable contributions of all members, while addressing opportunities to modernize the Police Service and focus on sustainability while remaining fiscally prudent,” said Karen Redman, Chair of the Police Services Board. “I am very pleased with the five-year agreement as it provides stability, the ability to forecast future operating budgets as well as allows all of us to focus on our continued transformation of policing in Waterloo Region.”
“Strong labour relations is important in these challenging times and I am very proud of the Bargaining Team as well as thankful for the collaboration of the Waterloo Regional Police Association to advance an agreement that is within the range of other police settlements across the province,” said Vice-Chair Karl Kiefer, member of the Bargaining Team.
The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board is a civilian oversight body that governs the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Under the provisions of the Ontario Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services for the residents of the Region of Waterloo.