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Apr 19, 2021

Police Association: “Police Officer Can’t Afford Salary Cut”

Following suit with the Joint Unions, the Police Association has also taken a position on G.O.B.’s ten percent salary cuts and three year increment freeze.  The Police Association’s position is that police officers cannot afford the ten percent salary cut at all.  According to a release from the association, a letter with its position was sent to the Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Association. The letter to the Minister states that a ten percent cut will cause police officers severe financial setbacks.  It notes a ten percent salary cut and hold on increments may promote hesitancy amongst police officers when performing their duties.  Additionally, the association wrote to the minister saying that the cuts may cause police officers to resort to illicit and unethical behaviors. While members of the Association recognize the country’s economic and financial crisis, they believe that it is not the only solution, and should be the last option. The Association is calling on Minister Musa to meet and discuss alternative solutions to aid police officers to cope with the financial strains if the proposed cuts are implemented.

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