Cops lose un­used sick time, but make gains in salary

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CORN­WALL, On­tario - A lu­cra­tive op­tion that city po­lice used to be able to cash in for a sig­nif­i­cant pay day has been hauled away in hand­cuffs.

The Corn­wall Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion and the po­lice board have inked a new em­ploy­ment con­tract that does away with a cop’s op­tion to cash-in un­used sick time at the end of the year.

Like the most other peo­ple, city po­lice will sim­ply lose the time they don’t use, in­stead of be­ing com­pen­sated for it.

The move is ex­pected to save the po­lice ser­vice more than $100,000 a year.

Of­fi­cers did make some gains, though. They will no longer have to work a 12- hour night shift right be­fore, or af­ter, hav­ing to ap­pear as a wit­ness in court.

Cops are also get­ting retroac­tive pay raises of 1.5 per cent and 1.25 per cent for Jan. 1 and July 1 of this year, re­spec­tively.

In­creases on the same dates in 2014 are 1.5 per cent and one per cent, re­spec­tively. On Jan. 1, 2015 po­lice get a 1.5 per cent hike.

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