The association`s secretary was Ron Iddles between 2014 and 2016.   At the end of the fiscal year, members will soon turn to filing their 2016/2017 tax returns. In 2016 – in 2019, from December 1, 2015, Victoria police officers were offered an increase of 2.5% per year for four years. First, the proposed new agreement was strongly rejected by the police association because, in reality, only a 0.3% increase after inflation was recorded.   In December 2015, the police association changed its position and supported the new EB.   This will be the third such increase under the current corporate collective agreement since it came into force in December 2015. Following this increase, members will benefit from two additional salary increases under the current agreement – the next increase in July 2018 and then in July 2019. Members are reminded that 100 per cent of all Police Association subscriptions paid in the 2016/2017 financial year are tax deductible. On February 15, 2016, Victoria Police members voted for the Enterprise Bargain Agreement 2016 -2019.
The result of the vote was announced on 4 March 2016, but the new EB came into force on 1 December 2015.   Under the new EB, Victoria police officers receive higher penalties for weekend work, anti-social and intrusive weekend work, increased prosecutors` pay and a number of other benefits and claims.  The new EB did not contain the ranks of the commanders and above.  Start of basic salary of approximately $109,474 per year with all other conditions of employment provided by the TPAV Enterprise Agreement 2016. In order for these enhanced benefits to remain sustainable over the long term and to keep up with the cost of living, it is necessary to impose a small increase of 50 cents per week on members` contributions. This is the first time in nearly 10 years that this component of member subs will increase to fund our wide range of wellness benefits. We always intend to limit these increases to a minimum for as long as possible. To succeed in this role, you are in the development and maintenance of collaborative and productive relationships with a number of stakeholders, in order to help solve industrial problems and advance the goals of the association. Qualifications for higher education in labour relations or other relevant fields would be beneficial. It is essential to be firmly committed to the principles of trade unions. The (former) police association was established in 1917 due to low wages and poor working conditions, then supported by Victorian police officers.