McGowan Government give police immediate pay rise

  • WA police will receive the pay rise they deserve
  • In line with the Government offer, pay will be backdated to July 1, 2019
  • Police will also receive additional $1,000 per annum from July 1, 2020 
  • The McGowan Government will today give Western Australian police a pay rise, $1,000 per annum, which is consistent with the last offer made to the Police Union.

    The pay rise will be delivered immediately to help support police officers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure they remain focused on the task at hand during this critical time.

    The union’s members supported the deal in a ballot, where there was a strong 66 per cent turnout and 62 per cent voted to support the deal.

    This follows the McGowan Government’s announcement earlier this week that up to 20 days of paid leave will be available to all public sector workers in response to COVID-19.

    The State Government and Police Union are currently seeking to resolve the broader industrial agreement through the Industrial Relations Commission. This payment will form part of the final agreement.

    As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:

    “Our respected, hard-working police deserve this pay rise, which is why my Government has decided to back pay police to July 1, 2019 when their last agreement expired.

    “At this very difficult time, we want to implement this pay rise, which was endorsed by the majority of the union’s members. 

    “We need to work together during this time of crisis and this pay rise shows we value our police officers and the incredible work they do.” 

    As stated by Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:

    “Thank you to our outstanding police who continue to provide invaluable services to our State.

    “The coming weeks and months will be tough, which is why our police deserve this immediate financial boost to assist during this challenging time.

    “It’s more important than ever that our crucial public sector continues to operate effectively.”

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