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Qld police to get 2.5 per cent pay rise

AAP logoAAP 31/08/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Queensland police officers will be paid an extra 2.5 per cent a year under an in-principle agreement.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Wednesday announced the preliminary deal had been reached between the Queensland Police Union, the Queensland Police Commissioned Officers Union and the Queensland Police Service.

Under the package, officers from the rank of constable to chief superintendent would receive a 2.5 per cent annual pay rise for three years.

"We respect and we value the work of the men and women of the Queensland Police Service to keep our communities safe," Ms Palaszczuk told parliament.

"Too often they put themselves in harm's way, so we are not."

The deal would also see the police classification structure streamlined and modernised, the premier added.

Senior constables, sergeants and senior sergeants would also have access to higher pay-points.

"In recognition of work-life balance for police officers, the agreement will also mean there will be no rostering of rest days or professional days off on public holidays," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"This agreement also recognises the complexity of policing including counter-terrorism, tackling serious organised crime in all its forms, domestic and family violence and the security for the Commonwealth Games."

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