Civil service minister Denise Yue Chung-yee will meet police union representatives tomorrow in an attempt to head off a rally by officers against a possible pay cut. Representatives of the Police Force Council, however, do not expect a solution at the meeting. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying hoped both sides could settle the issue through dialogue, and urged the police to consider the effect such a protest would have on society. The police union is unhappy with the government's announcement last month that civil servants might have to follow the private sector and cut top salaries by 5.38 per cent, and freeze the pay of others. Tomorrow's meeting, which will be held a day ahead of an Exco gathering, will be the second in a month between Miss Yue and the Police Force Council. They have already met to discuss the government's review of the grade structure, which recommended raising the maximum pay for some police staff. Yesterday, a police spokesman confirmed that they had received a submission for a protest on June 28. On Friday, police unions said that the protest, which will see officers marching from police headquarters in Wan Chai to the Central Government Offices in Central, was organised by individual officers. Following wide media interest in the protest, police union representatives were notified of the unscheduled meeting with the minister yesterday. Senior Superintendent Peter Cornthwaite, a representative of the Police Force Council, said: 'It will be a surprise if the whole issue is settled in just one meeting. And [Miss Yue] didn't express any views in the previous meetings.' Tony Liu Kit-ming, chairman of the Police Inspectors' Association, echoed his colleague's remarks, and conceded that he was not optimistic about the outcome of the meeting. 'From previous experience, I am not optimistic, but I am still hoping for some improvement,' he said. 'If our concerns are solved then there is no need for a protest.' Earlier this month, the Police Force Council queried the inclusion in the pay-trend survey of two companies which it said were never validated by civil service unions, and failed to meet the selection criteria. Exco convenor Mr Leung said he hoped the union would act prudently. 'Disciplined services are different from other civil servants, particularly the police,' he said. Another Exco member, Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, said: 'All citizens have the right and freedom to express their opinion. But citizens may be concerned whether stability would be affected if members of the disciplined services go on a protest.' The Government Disciplined Services General Union, with staff representatives from immigration, fire services, correctional services and the flying service, will march to government headquarters today. The union has called for the government to implement the recommendations of the structure review.