Cuts Watch #204: Police Pay
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has called for massive reductions in police pay to achieve the cuts demanded by the government. In a move that proves that no-one is safe from the monstering facing any group of public sector workers whose pay and conditions are being cut, the call was accompanied by pay figures showing that a tiny group of police officers had earned £50,000 in overtime during the previous year.
Speaking on behalf of ACPO, Tim Hollis, the Chief Constable of Humberside, called for the ‘modernisation’ of police pay. A ‘leaked’ copy of the ACPO submission (seen by every national newspaper) called for:
- Reductions in overtime for working on a public holiday,
- Reductions in (or scrapping) compensation for working on a rest day, and
- Abolition of other allowances.