December 19, 2012
A huge victory for First Nations police officers
Members of a First Nations police service represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have been awarded the same wage rates as their colleagues, the Peace Officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
“This is an enormous victory,” said Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for Ontario.
“First Nations police officers have the same duties and responsibilities as the OPP, and serve the same population. Recognizing the true value of their service to First Nations communities, and paying them appropriately, is long overdue.”
The victory came in the form of an interest arbitration award issued on December 3, 2012 for the police officers employed by Treaty Three Police Service. The Service is headquartered in Kenora, ON, and provides policing services to 23 First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario.
The new rates of pay come into effect on January 13, 2013. The collective agreement will expire in March, 2014.
Date Modified : 2013/01/07