The Police Federation has accepted the offer from the Government to pay retroactive salary increases at five per cent this month.
The federation’s decision was made on Thursday.
However, the decision did not extend to acceptance of the overall 16 per cent wage increase over four years that has been offered by the Government.
Had they not accepted the retroactive payment at five per cent this month, the police stood to have waited until 2020 to get the payment at whatever rate of increase is eventually decided on.
The police have joined the nurses and teachers in accepting the payment of the retroactive salaries this month.