The Ulster Unionist Party’s Justice Spokesperson, Doug Beattie MC MLA, has welcomed approval from the Departments of Justice and Finance which will enable the 2019/20 police pay award to be implemented.
Doug Beattie MC MLA said:
“For many months now I have been calling for the 2019/20 police pay award to be implemented in full - indeed it was the first question I posed to the new Justice Minister once Stormont was restored. I therefore welcome today’s announcement that the award has been agreed by the Department of Justice, and approved by the Department of Finance.
“We ask an awful lot of our police officers. They are expected to place themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis and take risks that very few of us would want to face.
“Society as a whole owes them a debt of gratitude and the least we can do is to recognise the value of their service by ensuring that we keep faith with the police in terms of honouring pay awards.”