Police Federation Membership Expansion

Conference notes with extreme concern, the announcement at Police Federation Conference 2005 that the Federation has set up a working party to examine pros and cons of taking police staff, with police powers into membership. This could potentially lead to the Federation seeking to recruit PCSOs, detention officers investigating officers and other police staff accredited […]

Budget Cuts

Conference notes there has been a political decision that there shall not be any reduction in Police Officer numbers. Consequently, under the force wide efficiency and budget savings exercise, Forces are redeploying Police Officers into Police Staff posts to avoid any reduction in Police Officer numbers. This means that Police Staff are carrying the brunt […]

PCSOs

Conference welcomes the Government’s announcement that the Service will employ 25,000 Police Community Support Officers by 2008. In so doing, Conference acknowledges that this major increase in the Police Staff establishment will present both opportunities and challenges for the Police Staff Service Group. The opportunities include the potential for a massive increase in membership and […]

Protect Our Pensions

This Conference notes that the Police Staff Service Group represents around 32,000 members. The vast majority of whom are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Conference is alarmed at Government Proposals to significantly weaken our pension provision. Furthermore, we are deeply concerned that as public sector workers we could be denied the right to […]

Protecting Our Members From False Allegations

UNISON has fought for years for equality in all areas. We have had some successes, including some excellent employment laws. However, as many lesbian, gay and bisexual people are aware, these laws can sometimes be used against us and when they are, there is very little in the way of information and support. There are […]

Funding of Police Forces

Conference is concerned over the inadequate funding by the Government of Police Forces in the UK. Forces are facing tight budgetary constraints with the introduction of new initiatives emanating from Police Reform, most only having time-limited resources to start the schemes and then leaving individual Forces to find funding for the future. With about 85% […]

National Terms and conditions

Conference condemns the employers’ attempts to minimise and bring into disrepute the National terms and conditions as negotiated by the Police Staff Council. The term ‘voluntary’ as used by the employers and as indicated on their website, creates a nonsensical approach to legally agreed and binding agreements. Conference instructs the Service Group Executive to use […]

Local Negotiations

Conference is concerned by the difficulties branches may be having with local negotiations based on the implementation of the Police Staff Handbook. Conference condemns the actions of certain unscrupulous employers in their approach to local negotiation. Conference instructs the Service Group Executive to provide written advice and guidance, and support to Police branches for the […]

Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination in the Police Service

Conference welcomes the emphasis on tackling equal pay set out in the Police Staff Council Trade Union Side’s submission to the PSC Pay and Reward Review – “Closing the Gap”. Conference reaffirms its intention that equal pay be properly tackled in the police service. However, Conference remains very concerned that: 1) few police forces have […]

Police Efficiency Strategy

Conference is extremely concerned that the Home Office, ACPO and APA are making decisions on the Government’s Efficiency Strategy for the Police Service without proper consultation with UNISON or other representative bodies. Conference notes in particular: 1) the Home Office has refused to set up machinery to enable a social partnership approach to police efficiency […]

Annual Report

This Conference receives the report of the Police Staff Service Group Executive.

Serious and Organised Crime Agency Shadow Sector Committee

This Conference recognises that it is essential for UNISON to be properly organised to represent members’ interests in the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). UNISON has members in the National Crime Squad (NCS), and National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) who will transfer under TUPE to SOCA on 1 April 2006. In preparation for this […]

Pensions and Industrial Action Procedures

This Conference is extremely aggrieved at the reluctance of our Union not to have taken the Local Government Pension Scheme campaign on a national basis but to leave it to a Service Group to take action therefore excluding other affected Service Groups. This Conference feels alienated by this action. This Conference instructs the Service Group […]

Volunteers

This Conference is again extremely frustrated at the lack of progress in this area. This region agreed to defer last year’s motion as amended by East Midlands Region. this was so the Service Group Executive could enter into dialogue with the Home Office around this issue. to date it is our understanding that this has […]

Short Term Funding

This Conference notes with alarming concern the failure of this Service Group Executive to implement any of the Motion 27 2004 on this issue. This is an increasingly burning issue in light of the current financial climate within forces, as short-term funding may be the only recourse for forces to be able to continue serving […]