This amended agreement includes several positive changes and includes measures to improve operational efficiency while improving the quality of life of Waterloo Regional Police Service members. “We are pleased to have reached this amended agreement and are confident that these changes will bring positive and incremental changes 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 Waterloo Region. Under the new agreement, it will now be four years before a new officer achieves first-rate status as a first-rate contaulator for the previous three and a half years. MEPs voted this month in favour of the agreement over a five-day period. Among the strengths of the amended agreement, police ratified changes to their collective agreement on Monday. The police prefecture convened a meeting on Friday to ratify the agreement it negotiated. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that meets the needs of our members,” said Mark Egers, President of the Waterloo Regional Police Association. “We would like to thank all members of the Waterloo Regional Police for their continued patience and support during this negotiation process.” The Waterloo Regional Police Services Council and the Waterloo Regional Police Association are pleased to announce that they have negotiated an amended agreement on collective agreements 2015-2019 for unified and civilian members. Negotiations on the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. “The work involved in these negotiations has been important and this historic agreement will lead to a modernized service that will set a new course for the police service, our community and the key benefits of our organization – our members,” said Bryan Larkin, Waterloo Regional Police Chief. I would like to thank the members of the police prefecture and the police association for coming together and for reaching an agreement that puts our members first.
Waterloo Regional Police announced that the force has entered into a new collective agreement with the union, which would result in a 10 per cent pay increase over the next five years.