Police pay dispute over after union votes to accept Government deal

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson. Photo: AAP
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson. Photo: AAP

THE WA Police union has accepted the State Government’s $1,000 per annum public sector wages policy.

It was revealed this morning that the majority of union members, 86 per cent, voted in favour of the scheme.

In May the public sector wages policy was introduced to help with the difficult task of repairing the State Budget.

The policy includes a $1,000 a year salary increase, 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave, and preference for direct employment of staff.

“The McGowan Government is pleased that we were able to resolve this issue with the WA Police Union,”  Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston said.

“Our police do an outstanding job in difficult circumstances and I thank them for that.

“Western Australia’s finances were left in a dire state by the previous Liberal National Government and since being elected, this Government has been committed to get the finances back on track.”