Posted by Phil Andrews
The following is a press release issued Thursday by the Guelph Police Services Board:
Police Service Board news release
1. Police Services Board announces ratification of Uniform and Civilian Collective Agreements
The Guelph Police Services Board today announced that it has reached a two-year contract settlement (January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014) with the Guelph Police Senior Officers Association following contract negotiations in 2014.
As part of these negotiations, the Guelph Police Services Board conducted a comprehensive survey of comparative police agencies to ensure salaries, benefits and other collective agreement items were representative as well as within the median range. The settlement aligns the Guelph Police Service with policing comparators in Kingston, Barrie, Chatham Kent and Waterloo.
The deal will see the following salary increases to uniform and civilian positions:
Effective January 1, 2013 1.0%
Effective July 1, 2013 1.0%
Effective December 1, 2013 0.75%
Effective January 1, 2014 1.5%
Effective July 1, 2014 1.0%
Effective December 1, 2014 0.2%
The Guelph Police Services Board and Senior Officers Association worked collaboratively to find a number of internal efficiencies and financial savings while ensuring a high level of service to the community.
The Guelph Police Senior Officers Association is comprised of 5 uniform members and 10 civilian members.
“We are proud of our senior leadership and their commitment to provide a high level of policing to our community. Our senior leaders continue to develop strategies to respond to current and future challenges to ensure the Guelph Police Service delivers effective, efficient and financially responsible policing services” said Judy Sorbara, Chair of the Police Services Board.
The Guelph Police Service is the 15th largest municipal police service in Ontario with approximately 285 members with an operating budget of $35 million. The Service is responsible for the delivery of policing services to the more than 120 000 citizens of the City of Guelph and is built on the values of Pride, Service and Trust.
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