Cops’ pay cry
LOW?SALARIES AND RETIREMENT conditions remain two of the biggest concerns of the Barbados Police Association.
Station Sergeant Michael Sobers, president of the association, said police officers were among the lowest paid Government employees and that’s why some of them were seeking greener pastures.
“Our salaries are atrocious [and] we are finding that officers are leaving the Police Force because they are getting better job offers in both the private and public sectors, in areas such as teaching which has a better salary,” he said.
A police constable earns $2 500 while an inspector’s pay is about $4 800.
However, despite the pay concerns, he noted that there was no widespread effort to leave the Police Force.
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