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OPP officers, civilian employees get wage increase over four-year contract

Ontario Provincial Police officers and civilian employees with the force will see their salaries increase under a new four-year contract reached through arbitration.

Contract comes as province says it plans to cut overall OPP budget by about $46M this year

The wage increase was awarded by an arbitrator late last month, with the term ranging from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Ontario Provincial Police officers and civilian employees with the force will see their salaries increase under a new four-year contract reached through arbitration.

Officers will receive an approximate two-per-cent raise per year over the life of the contract.

Civilians working for the service will receive an approximately one-per-cent wage increase each year over the same term.

The wage increase was awarded by an arbitrator late last month, with the term ranging from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022.

The arbitration decision also eliminates any annual or per-visit cap for coverage of psychological or social worker services.

The contract comes as the province says it plans to cut the overall OPP budget by about $46 million this year.