Febuary 7th, 2012
The Town of Bridgewater and the APA (Atlantic Police Association) Local 108, formerly known as PANS Local 108, reached a collective agreement on February 1, 2012 through a Mediation/Arbitration process. The new Collective Agreement runs retroactively from April 1st, 2008 to March 31, 2014. Separate agreements were also included with the Towns of Amherst, and New Glasgow and their respective Police Locals through the same process.
The award ordered by arbitrator Bruce OUTHOUSE,
of Halifax, provides for pension plan reform that resolves
Bridgewater Mayor Carroll PUBLICOVER
noted that the process has been a long one and all involved have
Constable Morgan GIBSON, a
member of the union negotiating team, says “our union membership is very
“This agreement addresses the long standing
pension issues and, at the same time, ensures that our officers
Bridgewater Police Chief John COLLYER
says, “ I want to thank our members and staff for their unflagging
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