Police staff unions ask for 6.5% pay rise (England and Wales)

‘Police staff are working above and beyond’ says UNISON as claim is submitted

Police staff unions in England and Wales have submitted a 2020 pay claim for a rise of 6.5% or £1,200 a year, whichever is higher.

UNISON and the other unions who sit on the police staff council (Unite and the GMB) are also asking for a 6.5% increase on stand-by and overnight away-from-home allowances, an additional day’s leave and for apprenticeships to be job evaluated and paid appropriately.

“Police staff in England and Wales are working above and beyond to protect communities during the COVID-19 crisis,” said UNISON national officer Ben Priestley, the trade union side secretary of the police staff council.

“In this extraordinary year, UNISON is calling on the police employers to give our members a pay rise that reflects the fact that our police staff members are going the extra mile, as well as helping their salaries to catch up with earning power they lost during the last 10 years of government pay austerity.”