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DATE: June 12, 2019

The WA Police Union Board of Directors has outrightly rejected the McGowan Government’s industrial agreement offer.

The Board was unanimous in its view that the offer was disrespectful and completely inappropriate.

WAPU President Harry Arnott said the Board was committed to getting the best outcome for police officers.

“We are resolute in our collective determination to do whatever is required to get the best offer for our hardworking Members,” Mr Arnott said.

“Our Members have done their bit for budget repair and now it’s time the McGowan Government showed police officers the respect they deserve.”

Mr Arnott said the Union wanted to stress that whatever occurs during this pay dispute, public safety will not be compromised.

“The community needs to be aware that while we are committed to the best outcome, we will not be employing any tactics which will compromise the safety of West Australians,” Mr Arnott said.

“Our next step is to file in the WA Industrial Relations Commission seeking its assistance and we will move through the process from there.”