At pay talks which took place at the Police Staff Council (PSC) on Monday 29 October, the Police Employers made a final pay offer for 2018 for police staff in England and Wales to the Police Staff Trade Union Side (UNISON, UNITE and GMB).
This follows an earlier offer in the negotiations which the Unions had gone back to the Employers on 29 October to seek to improve. The final offer is:
- An increase of 2.0% on all pay points on the PSC pay spine backdated to 1 September 2018
- An increase of 2.0% to Standby Allowance from £29.46 to £30.05 backdated to 1 September 2018
- The removal of pay point 6 (£16,479) as of 1 September 2018
- To agree to discussions on police staff annual leave entitlement in the PSC Pay and Reward Working Party on a without prejudice basis
- To agree to discussions on police staff apprenticeships in the PSC Pay and Reward Working Party on a without prejudice basis;
- We note the legal proceedings initiated by the Police Federation in respect of the 2018 Police Remuneration Review Body recommendations. In the interest of reaching a prompt agreement we agree to the timely re-opening of the 2018 PSC pay negotiations should there be any change in the 2018 pay award for police officers
UNIONS PREPARE TO CONSULT MEMBERS ON OFFER
Before we can consult members, each union will be taking soundings from our respective Police Committees to inform what recommendation, if any, we decide to provide to members in order to assist with the voting process.
We intend to have completed discussion with our Committees by the end of this month, in time to consult members during December.