1969 Further salary increases gained for members

Knowing the previous workings of the Public Service Board placed the Association in a strong position for negotiating, for it new the winning ‘formulas’, and never aimed too high or two low in its applications. The Association carefully considered and documented its case, met with a senior representative of the board and politely discuss each aspect of the application, identifying where sucess or failure was likely to achieve further pay rise for members of $149.

There was no banging on the table, demanding the near imposible.

The salary rise awarded by the Public Service Board took a first year constables pay up to a total of $2,945 per annum, that being and increase of $149 per annum.