Stop! It's the police!

Posted November 1, 2011 by Alex Scott

Last week I wrote to you about the announcement that 250 jobs, plus 80 new or civilianised positions, would be cut from the Police Service.

Together members in Police and in other departments alike have contacted me to express their concern about what these job cuts mean for their ongoing employment security as public servants, and how the ability of workers in Police to continue to deliver quality services to members of the community will be placed in jeopardy by the severity of these cuts.

In addition, cutting staff member jobs while increasing the number of sworn officers (and creating new senior level sworn officer positions) goes against the Fitzgerald Inquiry recommendations for civilianisation of the police service and reverses 20 years of incremental policing reforms.

That's why I have announced a campaign to pressure the Government to reverse its decision, including directly pressuring the Treasurer Andrew Fraser in his electorate of Mt Coot-tha, until the Police Service is provided with the funding it needs.

This is a line in the sand against job cuts that impact on our Queensland community.

Police workers and our Queensland community need a government that will invest in quality public services. Will you join with me in this campaign?

Join the campaign against cuts to police jobs by emailing police@together.org.au

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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