West Vancouver Settles Uniformed Police Union Contract
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
West Vancouver, BC: The West Vancouver Police Board is pleased to announce that the District of West Vancouver has reached an agreement with the West Vancouver Police Association – Uniformed Police. Some components of the agreement are a wage settlement phased in over 39 months, and improved health benefits which will be achieved through the implementation of cost containment measures.
“It is unprecedented to have reached an agreement so quickly and amicably between parties. It is a testament to the solid working relationship our Police management team and the West Vancouver Police Association have achieved. This agreement will help address recruitment and retention issues that the Department has faced in the past,” says Board Chair, Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.
Some of West Vancouver’s other unions are very close to settling their contracts as well. Inside/Outside union members ratified their contract by 97%; Library members ratified their contract by 86%; and the Transit union ratified its agreement with the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) by 81%.
Negotiations will be opening for the Police Civilians with the WVMEA (West Vancouver Municipal Employees Association) and the West Vancouver Fire Fighters Union, Local 1525 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
The District of West Vancouver has four unions with six collective agreements.