Niagara Regional Police officers have a new four year contract that affects 696 uniform and 306 civilian members of the Police Service. The new contract runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019.
Overall it means that officers get a 7 percent increase in pay over the life of the agreement as highlighted below:
(First Class Constable rates are listed in brackets)
January 1, 2016 1.3% ($93,718)
July 1, 2016 1.0% ($94,655)
January 1, 2017 1.0% ($95,601)
July 1, 2017 1.0% ($96,557)
January 1, 2018 1.9% ($98,392)
January 1, 2019 1.95% ($100,311)
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF AWARD:
In addition to wages, the Award provides benefit and vacation enhancements for members as well as a modest increase to the shift premium, new specialist pay provisions for Scenes of Crime officers and Breath Alcohol Technicians and a modification to the Long Term Disability provisions of the agreement.
It also includes cost saving provisions dealing with WSIB accrual entitlements, delayed payment of constable reclassification and changes to the Ontario Police College tuition provisions, and gives police management some tools to better manage the organization in the areas of court allowance, annual leave choices, and sick leave provisions.
The Award ruled on a number of other issues including overtime banks, deployment, minimum staffing numbers, civilian service pay, member fitness (in the form of a one-time contribution to the member gym) and reimbursement of medical notes.
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