Police pay deal settled

NZPA | Thu November 1st, 2018

Police officers and Police employees have voted to accept their pay offers from Police.

Association President Chris Cahill says both the constabulary and Police employee collective agreements were ratified after 150 meetings held throughout the country over four weeks. Voting officially finished on Wednesday, 31 October.

“Of the members who voted, the offer was accepted by 63 per cent of constabulary members, while 86 per cent of Police employee members accepted their proposal,” Mr Cahill said.

“We are really happy to have seen a high level of interest from members – up 70 per cent on the last collective – but we know there are still areas of concern which the association will continue to work on.”

The agreement provides for a pay increase of three per cent per year over the next three years, together with additional movement in certain allowances.

Chris Cahill“The association considers this pay deal as part of a package which encompasses the government’s promised 20 per cent increase in staffing over the next three years,” Mr Cahill said.

“We have been adamant from the beginning of this process that it is not extra staff or a pay increase, but a combination of the two so the mounting stresses throughout policing, and in particular on the front line, are comprehensively addressed.”

 

Pictured: Police Association President Chris Cahill.

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