Police and administration staff are haggling over holiday pay.
Police and administration staff are haggling over holiday pay.

Police admin and officers in tiff over holidays

A DISPUTE is brewing between the sworn officers of the Queensland Police Service and administration staff over an extra two weeks of holiday leave given to police to thank them for the service during the COVID-19 shutdown.

The fact that the same leave package was not granted to office staff has angered the Together Queensland Industrial Union of Employees.

Its secretary Alex Scott wrote to QPS Commissioner Katarina Carroll asking her to extend the entitlement.

“Unsworn police workers are vital to the service and also ensure the safety and security of the Queensland public, they deserve the same recognition of their hard work during the COVID-19 health pandemic,” he said

“They have also been on the frontline.”

Mr Scott said the decision disregarded the fact the QPS would not function without the “expertise, skill and commitment from unsworn employees.”

The QPS has not yet responded to the union’s request.

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