23 Jul 2021

Police pay talks stall, union prepares for arbitration

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 23 July 2021

Negotiations over a new pay agreement for police officers have hit a brick wall, with the Police Association saying the government has shown a lack of respect and for the job they do.

The government's offer is for a lump sum payment into the banks of police staff, but no actual pay rise.

The president of the police association, Chris Cahill, told members in an email this afternoon that negotiations had stalled.

He told Ben Strang the government's offer is tens of millions of dollars short of what's wanted - and they may be headed to arbitration.