Cops lose unused sick time, but make gains in salary
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.