Police unhappy with meagre pay rises
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 6:45p.m.
Some frontline police officers have told 3 News they aren't happy they'll get no pay rise this year, and only 1 percent for each of the next two years.
But they have managed to hold on to lucrative performance incentives.
Watch the video for Dan Parker's full report.
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18/08/2012 9:38:39 p.m.
Real Rates wrote:
I agree with Emma, my husband has been in for 7 years and is a long way short of YOUR fictionally reported figure. Try 68k and your reporter may be close.
17/08/2012 8:53:18 a.m.
Contrary to what Glenn tells us, its actually more dangerous to work in a coffee shop than to be a Police officer (as revealed by the ACC levies). Glenn and his like prefer to perpetuate a fallacy for their own purposes. I'd guarantee that those in coffee shops get paid a fraction of what the Police do, and they also have to deal with irate people. The facts always shoot those down with big mouths.
16/08/2012 12:36:00 p.m.
As the partner of a police officer of 5 years, I would like to say you GROSSLY exagerated what an ordinary frontline officer gets paid. PLEASE check your facts, my partner's on $58,000 including benefits, after 5 years. Terrible journalism.
15/08/2012 10:13:25 p.m.
Some stats. for the left who avoid facts.
When the National Party government went out of power in 1999, the Rich List had 135 individuals and 36 families, with wealth estimated at just over $9.8 billion, so the growth of the very rich has speeded up under Labour. Under National in the 1990s it went up relatively modestly, and then after Labour entered government in 1999 it curved dramatically upward. The rise in the 2004-2005 year – when the super-rich got over $9 billion richer – makes the upward curve especially pronounced. By contrast, during the period that Labour has been in power since 1999, wage rises have averaged between 2 and 3 percent per annum, barely keeping up with inflation. Some years, real wages – what you can buy with your pay – have actually fallen. Median household income grew by a mere 13 percent between 2001 and 2004, while the super-rich saw their wealth increase by 75 percent in those same years. Meanwhile poverty undrer Labour remained endemic, especially child poverty. The number of people living in “extreme hardship” has risen from 5 percent of the population to 8 percent under the past Labour administration. These are the facts from Govt. stats.
15/08/2012 7:46:29 p.m.
Dan Parker, please get your facts right. Police officers on Band H who are specialists like Detectives and qualified dog handlers will get $70K after 2 years and $76K after 5 years. Constables are on considerably less. What terrible journalism.
15/08/2012 7:25:00 p.m.
This is average reporting with very poor knowledge of what Police actually get paid. Frontline cops get around $70,000 after 6-7 years of dealing with the dregs of society. Do some actual investigating before you put so called facts on paper.
15/08/2012 7:24:54 p.m.
@ BULGAR... how many times do you put your life on the line in order to help safeguard the community? I put mine on the line EVERY SINGLE DAY in order to safeguard the likes of yourself, your family and friends. The people i have to deal with, the scenes of those severely maimed or dead i have to deal with, the unpleasantries of my job all come into account plus the fact your whole life changes.
Before you comment on what my job is like and that we're over paid... feel free to come and do it so you have a better understanding of what the job entails before you shoot your mouth off.
15/08/2012 1:33:06 p.m.
When reporting could you please get your facts straight. Police after 2 years do not get $70k +, that is way off, 2 years service would give a salary of approximately $55,000, with total remuneration of $60,000. We should support our police and overstating their pay turns some public against them, that is irresponsible.
15/08/2012 8:31:21 a.m.
Who else gets over $50K after only 19 weeks of PAID training. And there are no educational prerequisites. They should all be ashamed of what they get now.
15/08/2012 1:34:54 a.m.
Willard Mubvumbi wrote:
They should accept some BRIBES so as to supplement their 'peanuts'.
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