PSP association asks minister for sensitivity to hear demands

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The Trade Union Association of Police Professionals (ASPP/PSP) asked the Minister of Internal Administration for “the necessary sensitivity and availability” to listen to the demands of police officers and said it was “available” to make a contribution.

Supreme Court judge and former Inspector General for Internal Administration (IGAI) Margarida Blasco was Luís Montenegro’s choice for the Internal Administration portfolio.

In a statement, the ASPP/PSP wishes her “all the best” for her term in office, stressing that “her professional experience could be relevant to the exercise of her functions”.

“The ASPP/PSP asks Judge Counselor Margarida Blasco for the necessary sensitivity and willingness to ‘listen’ to the demands of the legitimate representatives of the police, to understand the serious and structural problems that plague the PSP and its professionals, and also hopes that she has the political weight with the government to be able to give assertive answers.”

Pointing out the existing problems in the PSP, such as the lack of attractiveness, shortage and ageing of staff, staff flight, non-compliance with pre-retirement, low salaries, lack of hygiene and health at work, little dignification of the career and police status, low investment, weak structural conditions, inadequate remuneration supplements, low motivational level, inoperability of the Institution, among others, the association “believes that a different vision and political action from previous governments should be imposed, in order to avoid whitewashing reality, sidelining problems, propaganda and welfarism”.

The association says it is “available to contribute towards finding the best measures to solve the structural problems, and hopes that the opportunity will arise as soon as possible” to meet with the minister “to present its compliments, hand in its list of demands and find a swift solution to the police condition supplement”.

The swearing-in of the Prime Minister and the ministers of the XXIV Constitutional Government will take place on Tuesday, at 6pm, at the Palácio da Ajuda. Two days later, at the same place and time, the Secretaries of State will be sworn in.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
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