Priti Patel skips convention for prime cops as she defends freeze to police pay

HOME Secretary Priti Patel stayed away from a convention for prime cops yesterday as she defended a freeze to police pay.

She despatched a recorded speech to the Police Superintendents’ Affiliation justifying the transfer.


Priti Patel stayed away from the convention and as an alternative despatched a recorded speech[/caption]

Ms Patel mentioned: “The pandemic deepened the disparity between private and non-private sector wages

“The Chancellor couldn’t justify an across-the-board pay improve for public sector employees.”

The freeze is the second in succession for police and contrasts with NHS workers who’re to obtain a 3 per cent rise and firefighters who will get 1.5 per cent.

Affiliation chief Paul Griffiths mentioned: “Officers should not being heard.”

Shadow dwelling secretary Mr Thomas-Symonds mentioned the pay overview course of should be urgently reviewed by the Residence Secretary and reformed “so police believe in a system that works for them.”

Met Police boss Dame Cressida Dick instructed the convention that police deserved a pay rise for his or her loyal and steadfast service to the general public.

She referred to as for a good system to calculate pay and one “wherein individuals who can not withdraw labour or work to rule can believe.”