A new ratified agreement between the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners and workers represented by CUPE takes important steps forward and extends through 2020.
“Although our members don’t patrol the streets, they are an integral part of the Moose
Jaw Police Service. We take pride in the work they do to help keep Moose Jaw safe,”
said Stacey Landin President of CUPE Local 9, which represents police support
workers in Moose Jaw. “Sask. Party cuts to municipalities are still hurting all services
but the pay increases we were able to get are a good start.”
Under the agreement, the board agreed to increases of 1.75 per cent for 2017 and
2018, 1.5 per cent in 2019, and 2.25 per cent in 2020. The union also negotiated an
additional 1.5 per cent increase in the final year to address some wage inequities with
counterparts across the province.
In addition to the wage negotiations, the union also secured paid leave language to
support survivors of domestic violence.
“More recently, we have seen the provincial government reluctantly move forward with
legislation to support survivors, but we are proud that we got this protection for our
members enshrined into the collective agreement,” said Landin.