Collective Bargaining Update #2
July 6, 2016
Newmarket - The York Regional Police Services Board recognizes the personal commitment and professional work of York Regional Police members. The Board understands there are concerns by the York Regional Police Association with regards to management and accountability of its members which are completely outside the parameters of contract negotiations. The Board fully supports the Chief and his Executive Management Team in ensuring York Regional Police is accountable, perform their duties in accordance with Provincial legislation, provides the safest working environment possible and that taxpayers are getting the best value for their money.
Thirty per cent of every tax dollar in York Region goes to fund York Regional Police. Under the Police Services Act, among many of the responsibilities, the Board has an obligation to establish policies for the most efficient management and best utilization of the police service.
We are confident the most recent offer presented to the York Regional Police Association is very fair and in-line with agreements recently negotiated with other police services. We encourage members to ask their association representatives for information on the current offer so that they fully understand what has been offered.
The York Regional Police Services Board remains committed to the negotiation process. Conciliation is scheduled for August, but the Board's negotiating committee remains willing to meet in order to reach a mutually-acceptable agreement.
The Board remains confident that the members of York Regional Police will continue to perform their duties at the high level we are accustomed to and that has garnered them continual public support in communities across York Region.
Frank Scarpitti, Chair
Mayor of the City of Markham
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