Police staff are worth it

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Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
18 June 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference is concerned that the creation of a single Police Service in Scotland has resulted in an unachievable savings target of £1.1 billion by 2026. Coupled with the Government led austerity agenda there are going to be further cuts to Police Staff jobs in order that the budget is balanced.

Conference also notes the employers agenda of continuing to reorganise and restructure UNISON members into roles with detrimental terms and conditions. And this is happening before the threat of harmonisation, new pay and grading models and new job evaluations.

Conference calls on the Service Group Executive to:

1)Campaign for the Policing Budget to include the ring fencing of finance for Police Staff roles

2)Continue to promote the value of Police Staff in Policing and ensure that fair pay is at the top of the agenda for Police Staff

3)To Commission a Report in the spirit of The Stewart Research paper on ‘Civilianisation of Police in Scotland’.