Last year, Winnipeg issued 253,658,607 $US to pay police officers, up from 204,918,425 $US in 2013. The police union called it a “high-level attack” on its collective agreement with the city. “They took money from our community`s post-school programming for hundreds of children and youth,” she told winnipeg`s board of directors and police chief, noting that other initiatives, including literacy programs and homework assistance, received less funding. At the same time, the number of police officers in Winnipeg has been steadily decreasing. Walby refers to collective agreements between the Winnipeg Police Association and the City of Winnipeg as one of the main reasons for this trend. During the oral proceedings, LaBossiere indicated that the pension plan had been established by a provision and that part of that directive, through collective agreement negotiations between the parties and the parties, had regularly and systematically attempted to negotiate changes to the pension plan during collective bargaining. “We have said all the time that the changes to our pension benefits imposed by Mayor Bowman and his inner circle in the City Council are a violation of our collective agreement – and the arbitrator`s verdict means they must be completely reversed.” WINNIPEG, MB: Faced with a unilateral and haughty attack by Mayor Brian Bowman and the Winnipeg Municipal Government on their collective agreement, the Winnipeg Police Association (EPA) filed a complaint to protect the interests of its members and their families. The complaint was filed following the Executive Policy Committee meeting today with a report to reduce pension benefits for EPA members. A judgment by a provincial arbitrator has sided with the union that represents Winnipeg police officers, so the City has a hefty fine to pay and a gaping hole in its financial plans. The union is targeting $2.8 million — $50,000 for the federation and $2,000 for each of its 1,400 police members.
However, this year, the policy will receive a pay increase of 2.49%. This increase will increase to 2.61% in 2018, then to 1.63% in 2019, to 1.61% in 2020 and to 1.59% in the last year of the contract. He also accepted the association`s presentation on the decades of negotiation history. “Why did the city negotiate for years of negotiations with the union to get its agreement when it could make unilateral changes to the plan? The reason is that they felt they had no right to make these changes. The arbitrator awarded the association $40,000 in damages and an additional $400 for each of its more than 1,300 members. “I think the city has breached its obligations under the pension plan and the recognition clause in Article I of the agreement. As part of the agreement, the association was denied the right to negotiate for its members an extremely large benefit, their pension,” Werier wrote in its decision. The current officer service table is over 1,400, which means the city will pay more than $560,000 in additional penalties for what Adjudicator Michael Werier said, “the stress on police officers considering their retirement options.” The police chief led the city`s compensation list for 2019 with a salary of 272,876 $US.