The Saskatoon Police Association, which represents 529 embers of Saskatoon Police Service, has approved the new collective agreement with the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners. With the expiry of the previous contract last Dec. 31, 2019, the new three-year collective agreement runs from 1st Jan 2020 and goes to December 2020.
Under the new agreement, the Saskatoon Police Association has agreed to the salary increment of 1% retroactive to January 1st, 2020, 1% on July 1st, 2020, 1.6% on July 2021, and 1.5% July 1st, 2022.
The previous 3-year agreement that ran from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2019, saw a salary increment of 1.3% on 1st Jan 2017, 1.45% on 1st Dec 2017, 2% in 2018, and 1.75% increase in late 2019.
In a joint news release, President of Saskatoon Police Association, Dean Pringle said that the association was pleased to have reached the agreement with the Board of Police Commissioners, which runs the budget and financials of the city police.
The negotiated settlement was voted in favor by 76.8% of the 529 members that SPA represents. In a statement, Pringle said, “We feel the agreement reached is fair for our members and is consistent with other police services across the prairies.”
He went on to say that the board is confident that the agreement reached, and the measures taken will continue to strengthen the community safety culture in Saskatoon.