Edmonton Police Service Collective Bargaining Agreement

We know that modern police work is brutally difficult. The Canadian Police Association reports that its members are experiencing a higher workload. I got a little taste of it during a police trip in December 2019. The police move from one call to another. It is a long and difficult day of work and there are good signs that the work of the police is getting harder and harder. It is also becoming increasingly difficult to recruit police officers to work in Medicine Hat. But if it is not enough to pay the local police more than Toronto`s salaries to attract suitable people, there is obviously something else we should address. Bruce J. strongly notes that arbitrators who simply use external pay equity to resolve wage disputes distort the collective bargaining process. Pay equity is a formal notion of wage similarity. In other words, arbitrators cannot simply say that the Medicine Hat X policy should be paid because the Toronto X police are paid. “At this time, we are working with the firefighters` union on the terms of a new collective agreement for the future,” Suzette Mellado, a spokeswoman for citizen services, said in a statement that confirmed the 2017 and 2018 contracts.

The EPS offers competitive salaries with all police departments in the country, paid on a graduated scale based on the duration of the trains. The constable`s annual salary ranges from $69,107 to $112,427, but an annual advertising process allows you to move up to a higher rank. The basic salary of all ranks may increase when the officer works: representation of office workers who perform clerical, secretarial and technical functions throughout the civil service. Another reason why local economic conditions might not be reflected in police salaries is the distinction between a municipality`s reluctance to pay and insolvency. That is an important distinction. A city has far more power than a union, since the city council controls the budget. However, we cannot simply justify by the budget why we can no longer pay. This principle is expressed in another arbitration, the Hamilton Police Services Board and the Hamilton Police Association 2002. Arbitrator Kenneth Swan wrote that a city council cannot control arbitration simply through a budget procedure.

Our budget is one factor, but it does not surpass all other considerations about what a fair wage is. In other words, city council cannot simply say, “We cannot afford to pay you.” The City of Medicine Hat wants to be a great employer. We want to set a good example for the private sector, but the choice is not between a private (for-profit) company and a union – it`s the taxpayer and the police. The public has an interest in the two getting a fair deal. And the local cost of living must be more taken into account in each subdivision. “Rescue services are always a different conversation and I think they`ve been very influenced by what`s happening in other emergency departments in communities across Alberta,” Knack said. COVID 19 Update July 31, 2020 An updated letter on temporary layoffs has been obtained between the City of Edmonton (the “City”) and the Canadian Union of Local Public Employees 30. Civic Service Union 52; International Brotherhood of Electricity Workers 1007; Edmonton Fire Fighters Union; Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569, DATS Unit (together the “Unions”). The approval of CUPE 30 is provisional and is subject to its internal review and approval, which will be finalized on August 5. The March 2020 agreement on redistribution has expired and has not been verified due to the slowdown in redistribution requirements.. . .

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