Promises were also made as part of the definition of departments where NAPS officers work, he added, while saying that these commitments are not part of the collective agreement. NAPS is larger than 50 other police services in Ontario. Police have ratified an employment contract that increases wages, improves workplace safety and commits to funding police infrastructure in remote First Nations. NAPS has operational links to federal, provincial and municipal police services. “They didn`t want to lose us as a police department and no one wanted to stop working, so it`s a pretty solemn atmosphere.” The contract, ratified on Friday by a majority of NAPS representatives, grants a 10.3 percent pay increase over four years with retroactive effect in 2014. With an additional 1.5 per cent increase available to all First Nations police officers for 2014, the overall pay increase is 11.8 per cent. This is the total value recommended by a federal arbitrator in 2014. NAPS is the second police service in Ontario to pass through its own response aircraft. He flew 876 hours in 2006. Officials from the Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service say they welcome the ratification of a new working agreement between NAPS officials and the police committee, which involves pay increases and improvements in the safety of public servants. Highlights of the new agreement include NAPS`s salary and benefits are in line with the top 10 police services in Ontario.
NAPS controls 35 municipalities throughout the NAN, which accounts for nearly 2/3 of the province of Ontario. Thunder Bay at Hudson`s Bay; Manitoba, Quebec. Storkson said there was a significant gap between the payment of NAPS officers and that of the OPP. He added that negotiations on the next collective agreement will begin shortly, thanks to this short-term contract and a final Supreme Court decision earlier this year, which confirmed that NAPS is provincial jurisdiction. “We are pleased that an agreement has been reached that was acceptable to the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Department and to the officials who serve our communities with such pride and distinction,” Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said in a press release. The contract runs until March 31, 2018, Storkson added, to give flexibility in the event of a new tripartite police agreement. This means hiring more police officers so that no one works alone in a community by 2018, as well as improving the communication systems used by public servants. Thunder Bay – Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) Local 00401 ratified its new collective agreement by an overwhelming majority on October 14, 2016. The new collective agreement runs until December 31, 2018. The agreement was reached in September, but the officers had to ratify the terms before it became official. NAPS is Canada`s largest First Nations police service “We recognize that provincial and federal governments are providing additional resources to achieve this agreement,” says Sharon DeSousa, Regional Executive Vice-President of PSAC Ontario.