Friday, September 30

Police salaries have risen more than 20% in three years

The salary of members of the State Security Forces has risen on average by 21.5% in three years, from 2018 to 2021, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior. Also on those same dates the workforce has been increased with the creation of 13,000 net places: 5,000 for the National Police and 8,000 for the Civil Guard.

These increases have occurred in a context of demands and demonstrations that have been carried out since 2018 by police unions such as Jusapol to demand a salary equalization with regional police. As Interior indicates, in the year 2022 “the incorporation of 4,843 new troops will be consolidated” to the security forces.

In addition, by 2022 the salaries of national police and civil guards will increase by 2%, as is the case with the rest of the State workers. According to the Ministry, within the security forces “lower-ranking jobs have been given priority” to distribute this salary increase in order to “narrow” the salary differences.

This Saturday, leaders of the Popular Party and Vox will march in a new demonstration of different Police and Civil Guard unions in Madrid against the reform of the Citizen Security Law, known as the ‘Gag Law’. The Jupol union, which originated in Jusapol, the organization that demanded equal pay for policemen, has collected the different criticisms and requests from the security forces to the changes proposed by the Government.