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WA police 'in the trenches' in pay dispute

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July 11, 2017

WA Police are issuing cautions for minor offences instead of fines as part of an industrial dispute.

The WA Police Union has warned it will launch a third phase of industrial action if its wage demands aren't met, saying the state government broke an election promise for a 1.5 per cent pay rise.

President George Tilbury said a one-off $1000 pay increase for all public servants was instead offered mid-way through negotiations with police, which 88 per cent of members rejected, and officers are now issuing cautions for minor offences after deciding to work-to-rule last month.

"We've already dug the trenches and we're ready to go for as long as it takes," Mr Tilbury told ABC radio on Tuesday.

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