Police Services Board settles contract with Waterloo Regional Police Senior Officers’ Association

Waterloo Region, Ontario  The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board has reached an agreement with the Waterloo Regional Police Senior Officers’ Association (SOA) on a five (5) year contract that extends to the end of 2024. 

Today, at a Board Meeting, the Police Services Board voted to approve the Collective Agreement that was ratified by SOA members on November 10, 2021. The current Collective Agreement expired on December 31, 2019.  

Highlights of the agreement include: 

  • The Agreement is five years in length, expiring on December 31, 2024; 

  • The average yearly increase is 2.14 percent per annum over the duration of the contract; 

  • January 1, 2020 – 2.5 percent 

  • January 1, 2021 – 2.1 percent 

  • January 1, 2022 – 2.1 percent 

  • January 1, 2023 – 2.0 percent 

  • January 1, 2024 – 2.0 percent 

  • Adjustments to member benefits that support and enhance member wellness; and 

  • The cessation of lifetime retiree benefits for all new hires and grand parenting for existing members. 

We are pleased to have reached a negotiated settlement that recognizes the dedication and professional service provided by members of the Senior Officers’ Association,” said Karen Redman, Chair of the Police Services Board. The five-year agreement focuses on enhanced member wellness and is in line with other police settlements that have been reached across Ontario. I want to thank members of the Board and the Association for their leadership and collaboration to advance a successful agreement, one that will position the Service well as it moves forward in its commitment to modernizing policing in Waterloo Region. 

The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board is a civilian oversight body that governs the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Under the provisions of the Ontario Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services for the residents of the Region of Waterloo. 

Media Inquires: 

Jill Eggleton 
Executive Assistant 
Waterloo Regional Police Services Board 
519-570-9777 ext. 8853 

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