At a press conference on Thursday, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said police were “entitled to a fair wage.” Labour Relations Minister Bill Johnston said the government respects the excellent work of the police. In a press release today, Mr. Arnott also took a stab in the back of the government for “police victories.” The union has launched a new promotional campaign to gain more public support, as negotiations for a new labour agreement result in mediation within the VA`s Industrial Relations Committee. “Just because we didn`t give in to the demands of the VA Police Union doesn`t mean we`re a bully or disrespectful to police officers,” Johnston said. “Ideally, both sides would be able to reach an agreement.” The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. The VA`s Chief Police Officer has become involved in the debate on improving the pay of police officers as negotiations for a new industrial agreement continue. “I think the police are entitled to fair pay, and what we need to do is negotiate our way through,” he said. Below is a list of active public sector awards and agreements. This list is maintained by public sector labour relations. Although every attempt is made to ensure that the information on this page is up to date, the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information cannot be guaranteed.
The service disclaims any responsibility for claims that may arise from persons acting on this information or that do not act on this information. In June, the government proposed wage increases ranging from 0.7 per cent to 1.35 per cent over the next two years. The offer was rejected by the union because it wants increases of 2 per cent and 21.2 per cent and a 38-hour week. EU President Harry Arnott said the government is behaving like a bully during the ongoing negotiation process. A Commission hearing between the union and the government is taking place today. “Recently, the government has been successful in reducing crime and is winning against the scourge of meth,” he said. “You have nothing to do with it, I still see a politician tying a gun and getting in the front. It was the hard work of the dedicated women and men of the VA police who worked hard, protected their communities and achieved results. “Their position is: `You will do it our way, or you will have nothing`. That`s Bullyboy`s tactic,” he said. As reported today in The West Australian, the VA Police Union compared the McGowan government to a “schoolyard bully” as it tries to negotiate a better pay for the state`s 6,000 officers.