Loading articles...

Toronto police union, board reach tentative five-year agreement

Last Updated Feb 17, 2019 at 8:42 am EDT

The union representing uniformed and civilian staff of the Toronto Police Service have come to an agreement with the board, following two months of bargaining.

A brief press release posted Saturday said the five-year tentative agreements will still need to be taken to the both the Toronto Police Association and the Toronto Police Services Board for ratification and approval.

The Police Services Board says further details will be made available once the deal has been ratified.

The agreements follow a request from Police Chief Mark Saunders for an increase of $30 million to the yearly budget, bringing it to over $1 billion.

The board has since approved that request.

Saunders said he wants to use the extra funds in part to hire more officers.