Pay Progression is a Contractual Entitlement

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Conference
2019 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
6 June 2019
Decision
Carried

This Conference notes that at the point of transfer of probation staff to Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) and the National Probation Service (NPS) on 31 May 2014 the “National Agreement on Staff Transfer and Protections” provided that “the CRCs and NPS will adopt the existing Agreements on Pay and Conditions of Service for all staff”. Conference also notes that those conditions state that “Pay progression is applicable annually on 1 April”, Section A2, Paragraph 9.

Conference is therefore concerned that some CRCs have sought to not pay this contractual entitlement to an increment, to defer payment of annual increments to a later date, or to consider this payment as replacing the annual pay award for a cost of living increase.

This Conference calls on the Service Group Executive (SGE) to support branches and members and their negotiators in campaigning to ensure that the payments of contractual increments by CRCs are honoured.