Regional Police To Get 13 Percent Pay Raise
Cape Breton Regional Police will get a 13 per cent pay raise over the next five years in their new collective agreement. CBRM Human Resources Director Angus Flemming announced details of the agreement at last night’s council meeting. The wage increases break down to three per cent in the first year, and 2.5 per cent in each of the next four years. The contract will expire on Dec. 31, 2018. Fleming says a five-year agreement with the police union will allow the municipality to plan for the future in relation to the estimated costs of policing. Regional police officers voted 86 percent to accept the contract in a vote, last month. Four of the five unions in the CBRM have now signed long-term contracts. The only group left without a collective agreement is the firefighters and conciliation talks with their union will continue next month.