Niagara Region Collective Agreement
If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. On October 5, 2020, Arbitrator Kevin Burkett issued an arbitration award on the renewal of uniform and civil collective agreements for the Niagara Regional Police Service, represented by the Niagara Police Association. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. The full arbitration decision is available on the Niagara Regional Police Services website at: www.niagarapolice.ca/en/who-we-are/reportspublications.aspx If you would like a copy of your collective agreement on paper, please speak to your administrator. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. The award represents a one-year contract for the 715 uniform members to the staff sergeant and 289 civilian members of the police service. The new contract will run from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Highlights of the award are listed below: The Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, 2008, designates the College Employer Council (www.thecouncil.on.ca) as a bargaining partner for Ontario colleges in bargaining with the union (OPSEU), which represents university staff at colleges. (First-class constable rates are shown in brackets) In addition to salaries, the award offers vacation improvements for annual leave members after 26 years of service and restrictions on the lump sum for members who receive WSIB or LTD benefits for one year or more. For more information, please contact: Deb Reid, Executive Director, Niagara Police Services Board (905) 688-4111 Extension 5170 The award ended a process that was scheduled to begin almost seven months ago and was delayed due to COVID-19.
On September 15, 2020, a mediation hearing was held with members of the Advisory and Negotiation Committee for both the Niagara Police Services Board and the Niagara Police Association. Directors` terms and conditions apply to all full-time and full-time employees at Niagara College.