The Police Services Board believes that the agreement is fair and also reflects recognition of the exceptional service that members of the York Regional Police Association provide to the community. Council is confident that uniformed and civilian members will continue to uphold the high standards they have set to make the Regional Municipality of York one of the safest communities in Canada. Details of the preliminary agreement will be released upon ratification by the York Regional Police Association and the Police Services Board. “The Police Services Board recognizes the personal commitment and professional work of York Regional Police members and we are pleased that a mutually acceptable interim agreement has been reached,” said Frank Scarpitti, Chair of the Police Services Board. “We appreciate the collaborative approach that led to a successful agreement.” The collective agreements between the parties expired on December 31, 2015 and this provisional agreement comes after a series of negotiations in recent months. The agreement will be submitted by the York Regional Police Association to its members for ratification. Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board has reached a preliminary agreement with the York Regional Police Association to renew the expiring Uniform and Civilian Work Agreements. The York Regional Police Association represents approximately 2,200 unionized sworn and civilian members. The York Regional Police Association has ratified a four-year agreement with the Chief of Police after months of difficult negotiations involving a mediator. The conciliation meeting scheduled for August has been cancelled and the ratification process will take up to five weeks. Civilian employees and uniformists have been without contract since December 31.
The new contract includes an annual salary increase of just under two percent over the term of the contract and increases in health services such as psychological services and chiropractic care. Contact: Mafalda Avellino, Director General, Tel: 905-830-4444 Ext. 77906, Email: email@example.com The Police Service is struggling to control the rising cost of maintaining police forces. In 2015, 1,072 officers, or about 70% of York`s uniformed force, were on the province`s list of sunshine levels. .