Regional Police Vote To Accept Tentative Deal
Cape Breton Regional Police have voted 86 percent in favour of a tentative contract. However, the deal doesn’t include measures to ensure salary and legal fees are paid if an officer is suspended while facing criminal charges. Union Local president Sgt. Robert MacMullin says management refused to entertain any discussion on the matter. The issue came to a head last fall after Const. Ron Williams was convicted on charges of breach of trust and obstruction of justice. Williams only got pay for the first 60 days of his suspension, which began in August 2011. MacMullin adds full details on the collective agreement won’t be disclosed until both union and management sign the contract. The union had recommended its members accept the deal.