The agreement represents an amount of 807 million euros in three tranches of which two have been made effective, the first on the payroll of October 2018 and the second on that of January 2019, for a total amount of 560 million euros .
The Secretary of State for Security, Ana Botella, has chaired the meeting of the Commission for Follow-up of the Agreement for Salary Equalization, formed by representatives of the Ministry of Interior and unions and associations of Police and Civil Guard signatories of the agreement.
The agreement signed in 2018 implies a process of gradual equalization of the economic conditions of the National Police and Civil Guard officials with the regional police. It represents a total amount of 807 million euros in three tranches of which two have become effective, the first on the payroll of October 2018 and the second on that of April 2019, both with retroactive effects as of January 1 of each year, for a total amount of 560 million euros.
The third tranche will be effective in 2020, as contained in the Agreement signed between the Ministry of Interior and the SUP, CEP, UFP and SPP police unions, and the professional associations of the Civil Guard AUGEC, UO, AEGC, APROGG, UNIONGC , ASESGC and AP-GC.
With the execution of the comparison, in 2020 a member of the National Police and the Civil Guard will see their payroll increased by 20 percent per month. As a reference, the increase for the rest of public officials in the same period will be 6.25 percent.
The largest investment in state security
The equalization agreement amounting to 807 million euros must be added that this Government has made the largest investment in state security in the last eight years.
Thus, the Council of Ministers approved last January a State Security Infrastructure Plan amounting to 850 million euros, of which 600 million are destined to reforms and construction of National Police stations and Civil Guard barracks in the period 2019-2025.
To this we must add the 2019 Public Employment Offer for Forces and Bodies, the largest in recent years, which represents more than 5,000 new positions and a replacement rate of 115%. Specifically, 2,606 new places for National Police and 2,275 places for Civil Guard are created.
The meeting held on Monday is the third of the Monitoring Commission and it has participated, according to the agreement itself, the representatives of the National Police unions and the Civil Guard associations that signed it.
Although neither Jupol nor Jucil signed the Equalization Agreement and therefore cannot be part of the Monitoring Commission, the Director General of the Police and the Director General of the Civil Guard have maintained, by express indication of the acting Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, another subsequent meeting with representatives of these organizations with the same agenda.
Both meetings have also served to deliver to the representatives of the unions and associations the consulting report prepared by Ernst and Young Abogados. The decision of a private consultant to analyze the matching figures was adopted by the previous team of the Ministry of Interior.
The current ministerial team maintained the Agreement for institutional commitment to the State Security Forces and Bodies and collected a report from the State Council on the scope of the said Agreement.
Ernst and Young delivered his consulting report to the Ministry of Interior on February 27, which was not received due to deficiencies in compliance with the technical specifications that govern the contract.
After the deadline granted, the report was received on July 10 and the representatives of the National Police and Civil Guard associations were informed on Monday.
At the meeting held today it has also been agreed to set a new meeting for September 12 in which associations and unions provide their assessment of the aforementioned report.