York Regional Police Services Board and
York Regional Police Association Ratify Four-Year Agreement
Sustainable policing costs have been at the forefront for the Police Services Board
September 1, 2016
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board is pleased to announce the ratification of renewed Uniform and Civilian Working Agreements with the York Regional Police Association (YRPA). The Board ratified the four-year agreement at a special meeting this week after the YRPA membership voted in favour of ratifying the agreement on August 26, 2016.
“The Board is very pleased to have negotiated a deal that is both fiscally responsible for the taxpayers of York Region and fair to the 2,200 police officers and civilians,” said City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Chair of the Police Services Board. “We want to make sure that our police officers and civilian staff are compensated for the important and valuable work that they do, but we need to also make sure that police services are affordable.”
Details of the new agreement include an average annual wage increase of just under two per cent over the term of the four-year contract. A three-month retirement gratuity was eliminated for future hires and limits were set on certain benefits where there were none before. The new agreement includes increases to various health-related benefits for members like psychological services and chiropractic care.
The Board has reached a settlement that recognizes the hard work and commitment of the members of York Regional Police while ensuring that the rising policing costs are controlled and that York Region residents can continue to receive high quality cost-effective services.
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board, please visit yrpsb.ca
Contact: Mafalda Avellino, Executive Director, Telephone: 905-830-4444 ext. 77906, Email: email@example.com
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