Halton Police Collective Agreement 2019

The Halton Police Services Board and the Halton Regional Police Association have agreed on a new collective agreement for 2019. This agreement ensures that the Halton Regional Police Service continues to provide high-quality policing services to the residents of Halton Region.

The new collective agreement includes a wage increase of 2.5% for 2019, with future increases to be negotiated. The agreement also includes enhancements to employee benefits, such as an increase in sick leave and vacation entitlements.

In addition, the agreement contains provisions for increased training opportunities for officers, including a focus on mental health and wellness. This will ensure that Halton police officers are equipped with the skills and resources necessary to address the unique challenges of policing in the 21st century.

The Halton Police Services Board and the Halton Regional Police Association worked collaboratively to negotiate a fair and sustainable agreement that benefits both employees and the wider community. This agreement demonstrates a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of policing, and to ensuring that Halton Region remains a safe and secure place to live, work, and visit.

As part of the broader context of policing in Ontario, this collective agreement is reflective of a trend towards greater emphasis on mental health and wellness supports for police officers, as well as an increased recognition of the importance of fair compensation and benefits for police employees.

Overall, the 2019 Halton Police Service collective agreement represents a positive step forward for the Halton Regional Police Service, its employees, and the residents of the region. By working together to negotiate a fair and sustainable agreement, the Halton Police Services Board and the Halton Regional Police Association have demonstrated their commitment to providing effective and accountable policing services that meet the needs of the community.