The City of Brandon has finalized a contract with police officers that will give them a 4.4 per cent raise, retroactive to Jan. 1 — with the possibility of another raise this July 1.
Brandon’s boys and girls in blue will see more green on their next paycheques.
The city says it has finalized a contract with police officers that will give them a 4.4 per cent raise, retroactive to Jan. 1 — with the possibility of another raise this July 1.
The July "wage adjustment" will be based on what the city calls "comparator centres" — municipalities that are similar to Brandon.
Non-sworn members covered by the contract will receive a two per cent wage increase. The contract expires in a year.
This is the second one-year contract in a row for the Brandon Police Association. Last year’s contract gave an across-the-board raise of two per cent, as well as improved overtime and increased vacation.
This year’s settlement also introduces a short-term, retirement incentive package that will boost payouts to officers if they retire before July 16, 2013.
It’s available only to those who have attained their "Rule of 80" (their age plus their years of service) with the City of Brandon.
The collective agreement was ratified by the Brandon Police Association membership on Feb. 4, and received final approval from Brandon City Council Tuesday night.
The Brandon Police Association currently represents 86 sworn members and 39 non-sworn members within the city of Brandon.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 21, 2013