Police Staff Council confirms pay increase for PCSOs & Police staff following West Midlands PCC's lead
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, who
has led the way in fairness with PCSO and Police Staff pay welcomes
the announcement today by the Police Staff Council that PCSOs and
Police Staff across England and Wales will receive the same pay
settlement as Police Officers, which was announced by the Home
Office last month.
David Jamieson, who announced that he would be paying the extra 1%
on top of the 1% planned increase to all Police Officers, PCSOs and
Police Staff last week said,
"I am glad that the Police Staff Council has listened to me with
this announcement. Just like officers, staff and PCSOs play a
hugely important role keeping us safe and deserve the same
treatment. It was the right thing to do. I am please the Police
Staff Council has followed the West Midlands' lead.
"Emergency call handlers make life and death decisions, In the
West Midlands we most certainly recognise the contribution all our
staff make to keeping us safe. I am pleased that, nationally, staff
and PCSOs are receiving that recognition too.
"That is why I announced, last week, that regardless of the Police
Staff Council decision that, in West Midlands Police, all Police
Officers, PCSOs and Police Staff would receive the same.
"I regret this announcement doesn't mean pay will rise in line
with inflation for staff, PCSOs and officers. I hope by the time of
the budget, the government will have put the funding in place to
top-up this increase to match inflation."