Productivity reforms deliver NSW Police further wage rise
Reforms to the NSW Police Force including flexible work options, development opportunities and a capability uplift will deliver the State’s sworn officers a further 0.5 per cent wage increase from July 1, 2023.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole said the NSW Police Force was the first to identify productivity enhancing reforms under the NSW Government’s revised public sector wages policy announced in June.
“This is an important recognition of the work our police do on the frontline every day to keep our community safe – and helps underpin our plans to drive recruitment and retention for a world-class Police Force,” Mr Toole said.
“Our officers have already benefitted from the new public sector wages policy which delivered a 3.0 per cent remuneration increase in 2022-23 and 2023-24.
“This ensures them a further 0.5 per cent increase in 2023-24 – and is testament to the collaboration between the NSW Police Force executive and the Police Association of NSW and their continued efforts to look after the wellbeing and remuneration of officers.”
Minister for Employee Relations Damien Tudehope said this is positive demonstration of the new two-year wages policy in action – higher wages and better outcomes for the people of NSW.
“This additional offer of 0.5 per cent to the NSW Police Force is an example of how the new wages policy supports productivity enhancing reforms and the modernisation of the public sector. It is a win for workers and the community.”
NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said she welcomes the wage increase.
“A wage increase goes a long way in recognising the hard work and commitment of our officers across the state.
“These reforms will not only help provide a wage increase but will modernise the NSW Police Force to create an agile and flexible workplace,” Commissioner Webb said.
“It’s where we want to and need to be in order to deliver a world class police force.”
Police Association of NSW Acting President Ian Allwood said providing our hard working police officers with fair pay and conditions is crucial if we’re going to continue to attract the best and brightest to our police force.
“We need to make sure we have the right police, in the right place, at the right time. This is a big step towards making sure that happens. This increase in wages is just reward for the continued hard work and professionalism our members deliver every day to this State,” Mr Allwood said.