Details of tentative police contract may not be known until end of summer

The Montreal Police Brotherhood has hired a number of specialists to examine a tentative contract agreement with the City of Montreal.

Their job is to decipher the details and explain them to rank and file members.

A report in La Presse says that because of the complexities of the proposal there may not be a ratification vote on the proposed contract until July or August.

In an email which was sent to police officers over the weekend, the union executive said the process was complicated and urged members to avoid spreading or listening to rumours.

The proposed contract is for seven years and would apparently offer some form of compensation to police for money lost to pension reform.

The newspaper report says the union estimated the loss for each police officer would amount to $6000 per year, while the city says it would be $2400.