Montreal police officers overwhelmingly approve new contract
Ends long-running dispute over pension reforms
08/11/2017|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 08/14/2017
A protester offers riot police a sandwich as they guard the World Trade Center Montreal during a student-led protest against the provincial government's austerity measures in April 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
MONTREAL (CP) — Montreal police officers have voted in favour of a new contract to put an end to a long-running 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.
The 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.