Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
RURAL ALBERTA PROVINCIAL
INTEGRATED DEFENCE (RAPID) RESPONSE
THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA(The Employer)
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THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES(The Union)
On November 6, 2019 the Government of Alberta announced a new program to reduce rural crime called RAPID.
RAPID will enhance rural crime law enforcement efforts by engaging Alberta Peace Officers to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in providing policing services in rural areas including First Nations and Metis Settlements.
The Parties agree that Alberta Peace Officers will require additional training and equipment to be able to respond to:
Priority 1 calls for Police Service: emergencies that require immediate attention by the police. The nature pf the incident poses an immediate threat to life that may result in death or grievous bodily harm. Priority 1 calls include active assailant response, in- progress assaults, and armed robberies: and
Priority 2 calls for Police Service: urgent situations that require immediate attention by the police. The nature of the incident may or may not pose a serious threat to life. Priority 2 calls include in-progress break and enters, in progress frauds, and 911 hang- ups.
The Parties further agree that as a result of the additional training, equipment and inherent danger required in responding to priority 1 and 2 calls Alberta Peace Officers shall have their salary adjusted in accordance with this Letter of Understanding.
All Alberta Peace Officers assigned by the Government of Alberta to be designated for deployment on the RAPID Response shall in addition to their regular bi-weekly salary receive a salary modifier equal to eight percent (8%) of their bi-weekly salary. The salary modifier will be treated as part of an Employee's basic rate of pay for the processes of calculating overtime and pension entitlements.
The salary modifier will be included in each bi-weekly pay statement and will be subject to all statutory deductions.
The provisions of this Letter of understanding shall take effect on April 1, 2021 and will remain in effect as long as the RAPID Response operates.
Dated this 27th day of January, 2022.