“This [agreement] fits perfectly into the wage policy, it`s a fair result, it absolutely rewards our police officers, it recognizes the incredibly hard work they do every day,” Neville said. “We shook hands, we reached an agreement today… It is now the case of the police association, which must give birth to its members,” said Neville. It was the first time since 2011 that the police had been working in the labour dispute, when the union was embedding a bitter dispute with the Baillieu government at the time over wages and conditions. Ms. Neville said the police now have the opportunity to vote on a proposed agreement that is “very fair and a good offer for them.” However, graphic posters depicting the gaseous and bloodied faces of police officers did not fill the public with a sense of security. The images were direct and developed. Davies skillfully introduced an element of fear. Should police officers be expected to “take the beating in the street” after being insulted by an offer of a wage bill below inflation? Smart rhetoric, indeed. The proposed agreement also includes a centralized roll-board system that allows Victoria Police to know where each officer is stationed in the state, maximizing their ability to call the police as needed.

Recommendations are made by the PRSB member after consideration of the merits, justice and awareness of the dispute and the terms of the relevant enterprise agreement. When that failed, the big guns were released: a secret audio recording of Ted Baillieu, who promised the police a pay rise above the cost of living. The union also negotiated minimum occupations in police stations 24 hours a day, with details of what this means for each station. These figures are not regulated by law and could be negotiated at the next business collective agreement in four years. The police union is now considering a wage offer from the state government. Credit:Paul Rovere The Victoria Police Association`s newest and somewhat surprising employment contract is partly an answer to this question. The organization`s tactics deserve reflection. Before the 2010 Victorian regional elections, there was a lot of unrest. The coalition has promised to significantly increase the number of police recruits. Tasers and semi-automatic rifles were promised to all officers.

Enough cops to visit all the burglaries, what a world. However, when the business collective agreement ended and wage negotiations began, the offer was only 2.5 per cent per year, plus bankable productivity offsets. Over the next four years, an additional 90,000 front-line positions will be created and will be occupied by officers currently serving in various positions within the force.