Police staff in England and Wales will see their salaries rise by £1,900, bringing their pay award into line with the increase given to police officers this year.
UNISON represents around 50,000 police staff across the country, approximately 60% of whom are women. The new award, which takes effect from 1 September 2022, was secured by action from UNISON, Unite and GMB.
During pay negotiations earlier in the year, the unions insisted that the Police Staff Council (PSC) adopt a specific clause to “ensure that police staff do not suffer any detriment to their police officer colleagues”, if officers are provided with a higher increase than staff.
After police officers were offered £1,900 in July, the police staff pay award was reopened.
UNISON national officer for police staff, Ben Priestley, said: “I welcome the implementation of the £1900 pay increase for police staff members in England and Wales, it delivers on the pay deal which members voted for earlier this year.”
“This increase has only happened because the unions insisted on a specific clause in the pay award to guarantee that police staff would not get less than officers this year. With RPI running at 12.6%, members will want the pay rise paid as soon as possible.”
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