Details of the interim agreement will be released after ratification by the York Regional Police Association and the Police Services Council. Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board has reached a preliminary agreement with the York Regional Police Association to extend the recently expired civil uniform and work agreements. The York Regional Police Association represents approximately 2,200 unionized and civilian members. The Board of Directors continues to fully assist the Chief and his management team in effectively managing the police service and ensuring the responsibility of York Regional Police, respect for provincial laws, the safest working environment and ensuring the best profit for their money. The police administration is facing an increase in police maintenance costs. In 2015, 1,072 officers, or about 70 per cent of York`s uniformed force, were on the provincial sun permit list. The Police Services Council considers the agreement to be fair and also reflects its recognition of the excellent service provided by members of the Community Regional Police Association. The Board of Directors is confident that uniformed and civilian members will continue to meet the high level they have established to form the State of York Regional Municipality to become one of the safest municipalities in Canada. Currently, 30 cents of every dollar of tax paid by the vice-presidents in the York region goes to the police. York Regional Police offers members one of the most competitive compensation packages among Canadian police services. Members are also entitled to annual leave for leave that gradually increases with years of service. The following data reflect rates of pay as of June 1, 2020.
The collective agreements between the parties expired on December 31, 2015 and this interim agreement comes after a series of negotiation sessions in recent months. The agreement is subject to ratification by the York State Regional Police Association. Civilian employees and uniformed officers have been out of contract since December 31. The new contract provides for an annual increase of nearly 2 per cent over the duration of the contract and increases in health services such as psychological services and chiropractic. The York Regional Police Association has confirmed a four-year contract with the police after months of difficult negotiations that required the convening of a mediator. „The Police Services Council recognizes the personal commitment and professional work of York Regional Police and we are very pleased that an interim agreement acceptable to both parties has been reached,” said Police Service President Frank Scarpitti. „We appreciate the collaborative approach that has led to a successful agreement.” Contact: Mafalda Avellino, Executive Director, Tel: 905-830-4444 Extension 77906, e-mail: email@example.com The conciliation meeting scheduled for August has been cancelled and the ratification process will last up to five weeks.