They 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 requires police to replace an officer with a disability for more than two years. “There are long-term benefits and they come at a price,” said Redman, who led the civilian police service. It was approved by the police department on Friday. A press release issued Wednesday by police included a summary of the highlights of the agreement: Police employees ratified changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police chief called a meeting on Friday to ratify the deal he negotiated. Egers and Waterloo Regional President Karen Redman argue that the changes will benefit taxpayers and police. MEPs voted in favour of the deal for a period of five days this month. This amended agreement includes several positive changes and measures to improve operational efficiency while improving the quality of life of waterloo Regional Police Service members. Under the new agreement, it will now take four years for a newly hired officer to obtain first-class constable status in the last three and a half years.

“Members of this police service deserve to be paid at a level that reflects the professionalism and commitment of every member of the service,” he said. The contract for January 2015 until January 31, 2019 includes both police officers and civilian members. Negotiations for the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. Members voted in favour of the agreement for a five-day period from 7 August 2019 to 11 August 2019. The amended agreement was presented and approved by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board on Friday, August 16, 2019. “We are happy to be five years old. It reflects other agreements across the province,” he said. We are pleased to have reached this amended agreement and are confident that these changes will result in positive and incremental change 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 the Region of Waterloo. The agreement was ratified by members on Tuesday and approved by the board at a meeting on Wednesday.

There are 762 officers and 318 civilian workers on duty. Highlights of the amended agreement include: Taxpayers will spend $2.7 million per year on the long-term disability plan.