Finally good news! Why the police threaten to STOP giving out speeding fines
- The threat comes after the Victorian government offered the police a pay raise of two percent
- Police Association Victoria calls for a 4 percent increase and shift patterns
- The association's secretary has now said that he will not exclude industrial action
- Snr Sgt Wayne Gatt said & # 39; everything is on the table & # 39; if the negotiations fail
A state police can stop speeding fines and warn drivers of speed cameras by flashing their lights in a bitter dispute.
Police association Victoria refused to exclude industrial action after the state government had offered its members a wage increase of just two percent – half the increase that the union had requested.
The association labeled the offer as & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; and has also referred to the freezing of wages that the government has proposed for the first six months of the new agreement.
A state police can stop speeding fines and warn drivers of speed cameras by flashing their lights in a bitter dispute (stock image)
& # 39; The police must fight for their lives and yours, they don't have to fight for a pay raise & # 39 ;, Secretary Wayne Gatt told Sunday Herald Sun..
& # 39; Beaten, kicked, spit, attacked, rammed and abused. Our members save lives and prevent death.
& # 39; The message here is not only that you are worth two percent for the work you do, but for the first six months of the next deal you are worth nothing. & # 39;
The association has not ruled out the possibility of imposing a ban on speeding fines and telling officers to park police cars next to cameras with their flashing lights to warn drivers.
& # 39; If the negotiations fail, everything is on the table & # 39 ;, said senior sergeant Gatt.
Other demands made by the union include officers from a 10-hour, four-day week of an eight-hour, five-day week.
Police Association Victoria refused to exclude industrial action after the state government had offered its members a wage increase of just two percent – half the increase the union had requested (stock image)
Two hours of each shift would be assigned to the administration of the case, because the association said that those duties often require the police to stay after hours, The age reported.
& # 39; This affects their mental health and the police are constantly being pushed to the breaking point & # 39 ;, said senior sergeant Gatt.
Victoria Police said the negotiations were ongoing and were the subject of further discussion.
& # 39; We are not proposing to conduct our EBA negotiations through the media & # 39 ;, a police spokesperson added.
& # 39; The police must fight for their lives and yours, they must not fight for a raise, & # 39; said Association Secretary Wayne Gatt
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