Safeguarding our Pay Award

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2009 Police Staff Service Group Conference
25 June 2009

‘Conference wishes to congratulate the SGE on achieving a successful outcome to the Police Staff Pay claim. The current economic climate continues to put a strain on the finances of our members and their families. The agreement will assist in alleviating some of that hardship in particular for our low paid members.

Conference acknowledges that we must maintain the agreement and ensure that our member’s interests are protected. Elsewhere in the Public Sector, we are seeing unrealistic pay offers made by the employer. Some politicians believe that increased public spending will prevent the growth in the economy. This of course is untrue; we have seen in the past that investment into the Public Sector has actually stimulated growth.

Police Staff have traditionally had to take on more work and responsibility during times of economic downturn, and a decent pay award is recognition of that additional pressure and is a reasonable expectation. To maintain the agreed pay award will be seen as a reasonable reward.

Our historic three-year deal secures us a reasonable pay rise for the next two years and we must ensure that it is delivered upon.

Conference therefore calls upon the SGE to:

·Maintain communication with Branches over any developments regarding the award

·Seek reassurance that the re-opener clause only be implemented after careful consideration and consultation with Police Branches.’