It was approved by the police department on Friday. This amended agreement includes several positive changes and measures to improve operational efficiency while improving the quality of life of waterloo Regional Police Service members. Sworn public servants already receive paid lunch hours. Civilians will have them by next July and will join civilians in most other police forces, who will also receive paid lunch hours. The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board and the Waterloo Regional Police Association are pleased to announce that they have negotiated an amended agreement for the 2015-2019 collective agreements for uniformed and civilian members. Negotiations for the next collective agreements will begin in 2020. WATERLOO REGION – Local police officers are receiving $3 million after taking so many sick days that they have almost exhausted the ward`s sick bench. CEO Tom Galloway said the collective agreement ensures “long-term stability.” “We are pleased to have entered into this amended agreement and are confident that these changes will result in positive and incremental change 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 the Region of Waterloo. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that reflects 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 Service for their continued patience and support during this negotiation process. “The work involved in these negotiations has been important and this historic agreement will result in a modernized service that will set a new course for the police service, our community and our organization`s core assets — our members — said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police of the Waterloo Regional Police Service.
“I would like to thank the members of the Policing Committee and the Police Association for coming together and reaching an agreement where our members come first.” They say that the insurer that provides the disability plan is better able to help public servants heal and return to work. The new plan also provides for the police to replace a staff member with a disability for more than two years. The agreement was ratified by members on Tuesday and approved by the bureau at a meeting on Wednesday. There are 762 officers and 318 civilians on duty. Members voted in favour of the agreement for a period of five days, from 7 August 2019 to 11 August 2019. . . .