Montreal of­fi­cers ap­prove new con­tract

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

Montreal po­lice of­fi­cers have voted in favour of a new con­tract to put an end to a lon­grun­ning dis­pute over pen­sion re­forms.

The Montreal Po­lice Broth­er­hood says more than 80 per cent of its mem­bers cast bal­lots and more than 95 per cent voted ap­proved the new six-year deal run­ning from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2021. No de­tails of the new con­tract were an­nounced.

The dis­pute had seen po­lice of­fi­cers wear­ing cam­ou­flage pants since July 2014 to protest the lack of a con­tract and im­posed changes to their pen­sion plans.

They switched back to their proper uni­form pants ear­lier this sum­mer when it ap­peared the union and the city were inch­ing closer to a new con­tract.

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