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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Queensland Police Service in-principle enterprise bargaining agreement

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Queensland Police Service in-principle enterprise bargaining agreement

    The safety of Queensland families and communities is a priority for my Government.

    We respect and we value the work of the men and women of the Queensland Police Service to keep our communities safe.

    Too often they put themselves in harm’s way, so we are not.

    Today I can announce my Government will give our police the powers they need and the pay they deserve.

    An in-principle agreement has been reached between the Queensland Police Union, the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers Union and the Queensland Police Service on a certified enterprise bargaining for the next three years.

    The agreement includes an annual increase to wages of 2.5% per annum for the Queensland Police Service officers from the rank of constable to the rank of Chief Superintendent.

    Under the agreement the police classification structure will also be streamlined and modernised.

    The agreement will also allow for senior constables, sergeants and senior sergeants access to higher pay-points, which had not previously been the case.

    In recognition of work-life balance for police officers, the agreement will also mean there will be no rostering of rest days or professional days off on public holidays.

    This agreement also recognises the complexity of policing including counter-terrorism, tackling serious organized crime in all its forms, domestic and family violence and the security for the Commonwealth Games.

    I want to pay tribute to the Minister for Police Bill Byrne for his representations on behalf of the men and women of the Queensland Police Service.

    Media contact: Kirby Anderson 0417 263 791