If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. A five-year contract between the City of Amherst and the Atlantic Police Association Local 104 was signed on May 1 by both parties and officially ended four years of contract negotiations between the city and its unionized police officers. “We were very pleased to be able to reach a negotiated solution for the new collective agreement during this round of negotiations,” Said Greg Herrett, Amherst`s OAC at SaltWire. “Both parties took the time to understand the issues raised by the other party. I would like to express our appreciation to the APA negotiating team for their professionalism and for the common way of thinking they have brought to the negotiating table. I can tell you that I have a lot of respect for these officers. This is the first time that an agreement has been reached between the City and its unionized police officers, without any of the parties subjecting the procedure to costly binding conciliation. This is due to a long-standing agreement between the City and the Police Union that truro officers will not be paid less than 90 per cent of the rate their colleagues in Halifax will receive. The previous contract expired on March 31, 2014. Negotiations with the police union began in April 2015. Although an agreement has been reached, no monetary issue has been resolved.
The case was settled in May 2016, but it also failed when the parties could not agree on wages. “This must be our fastest contract negotiation of all time, certainly with the police, probably with one of our units,” city attorney John Rafferty said when the contract details were released to City Council this week. “We are very pleased, we believe the city is satisfied and we look forward to continuing to work with the city to optimize the police service and ensure the best possible police work,” said const union president. Tom Wood. The new agreement, which will be negotiated on the ground, offers much more flexibility in planning for important events and training, a change in the way overtime is calculated, which will achieve some economies of scale, and a change in the rules of increase for civil servants in terms of employee compensation.