Collective Bargaining Update #1
June 28, 2016
Newmarket - York Region is one of the safest communities in Canada, and as Chair of the York Regional Police Services Board, I want to acknowledge the courage, dedication and professional work of the members of York Regional Police.
As an update, the contract for approximately 2,200 members of the York Regional Police Association including sworn and civilian members expired on December 31, 2015.It is not uncommon for discussions of this nature to extend beyond the contract term and since then several meetings have taken place between the Board and the York Regional Police Association.
Unfortunately, our two parties have not yet been able to reach a final agreement, and on May 25 the York Regional Police Association filed for conciliation. As an update, conciliation is scheduled for early August. We remain committed to the negotiation process and to a mutually successful outcome.
We recognize York Regional Police employees for the important service they provide to the residents of York Region, and we are committed to paying them fairly for performing the requirements of their job. We feel the most recent offer for wage increases was very fair and in-line with increases recently negotiated with other police services.
Additionally, the Board also has the significant responsibility to be fiscally responsible to all our taxpayers. This requires looking at all aspects of the total compensation package for York Regional Police employees.
The Board has the complete confidence that York Regional Police employees will continue to perform their duties at the high level we are accustomed to. The Board is confident an agreement can be reached.
Frank Scarpitti, Chair
Mayor of the City of Markham
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