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Police Chiefs’ Association Set to Pull out of Pay Review Systemon September 15, 2021 at 7:26 am

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The head of a group of high-ranking police officers has accused the government of failing the service as he laid out plans to withdraw from a pay review system and take legal action over pensions. Paul Griffiths, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association, told members on Tuesday that the organisation will withdraw from the pay review system and there are plans to mount a challenge against it. He told members he was “staggered and saddened” to report that the PSA will take legal action against the government over changes to police pensions. Beginning his keynote speech, Griffiths accused the government of “failing officers and staff”, despite claims that the police service is valued. Under current plans, NHS staff will receive a 3 percent pay increase, and firefighters and local government workers will get 1.5 percent, while police officers who earn more than £24,000 ($33,000)will get nothing. Griffiths said: “We hear …

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