Police want the same benefits as health workers

in News · 10-07-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The National Police Union has defended the extension of the performance bonus and extra vacation that was approved by parliament for National Health Service workers involved in the Covid-19 pandemic but is calling for this to be extended to police officers.

“Sinapol understands that the performance bonus and extra vacation days were approved in the Assembly of the Republic for workers of the National Health Service, directly involved in fighting the pandemic, but this should be extended to the policemen who were and continue to be directly involved in fighting the pandemic,” said a statement sent to Lusa.


The union “recognises the correctness of the measure approved on 2 July within the scope of the Supplementary Budget, but considers that police professionals should also be the target of recognition that does not only translate into praise”.


SNS workers will benefit from “a wage bonus of 50 percent of the base salary and an increase in vacation days, a vacation day for each period of 80 hours of normal work, effectively provided in the period in which it verified the situation of public calamity, which justified the declaration of the state of emergency, and also, one day of vacation for each period of 48 hours of overtime actually performed in the period in which the situation of public calamity was verified which justified the declaration of the state of emergency,” says the union.


Sinapol “appeals to the Government, to apply to Public Security Police professionals, measures similar to those now approved by the Assembly of the Republic for SNS workers.


“If the government does not to do so, it fully demonstrates that it is discriminating in a negative way, the professionals of the Public Security Police who are always at the forefront in the defence of the Republic, citizens and democracy”, concludes the note.



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