Defend National Terms and Conditions

Conference welcomes the work done by UNISON, and sister unions National Association of Probation Officers (Napo) and GMB, to negotiate a staff transfer and protections agreement for probation members, that protects national collective bargaining into the National Probation Service (NPS) and the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). Conference also acknowledges the protections for the continuation […]

If It’s An Arrestable Offence, Arrest!

Conference will note the increasing demanding nature of police work as a result of austerity related funding cuts, staff shortages and redundancies that have resulted in the expectation of those left behind to do more with less resulting in the workplace being a more stressful environment. Conference will further note that as a result of […]

Domestic Abuse

The recent Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary report dated 27th March 2014 into Domestic Abuse did not highlight any issues concerning the cost of service delivery around domestic abuse. The Report has failed to take into consideration Government Cuts and the impact this is having on the ability of Forces to adequately fund and staff […]

Police and Justice Staff are Worth It

Conference welcomes UNISON’s 2014 ‘Worth It’ campaign to make sure that the pay of public sector workers stays at the top of the agenda in the run up to the 2015 general election. Police staff, probation workers and Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) employees have all seen the purchasing power of […]

Health, Safety and Well-being of Police and Justice Members

Conference notes with grave concern the impact which the Government’s austerity measures are having on the health, safety and well-being of our members in police, probation and Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS). Conference notes that: 1) 20% cuts to policing have led to the reduction of nearly 20,000 police staff across […]

College of Policing Must Be Independent of Government and Police Leadership

Conference notes that UNISON: 1)Has so far supported the creation of the College of Policing as an independent professional body for all those working in the profession of policing; 2)Is represented on the College Professional Committee; 3)Has declined a directorship on the College Board on account of concerns over the potential conflict of interest between […]

Reform of Police Staff Pay and Conditions

Conference notes that: 1)The Police Staff Council has ensured 18 years of industrial harmony in police forces in England and Wales. 2)This positive industrial relations climate has not come about by chance, but is the product of hard work on the part of all stakeholders on the Council. 3)The Police Staff Council Handbook (amended in […]

Post Incident Management and the role of the UNISON Steward

Conferences notes that the growth of professionalism and membership of Police Staff across the Police Service has led to an increased risk liability in terms of litigation and investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in relation to deaths or serious injury resulting from police contact. Police staff fulfil many front facing roles such as […]

FUNDING FOR RETIRED MEMBER ACTIVITY

Conference notes that the National Executive Council has submitted several rule changes to National Delegate Conference including one on adequate and agreed funding for retired member activity. Conference also notes the existence of Regional Pools. These Regional Pools are intended to be an additional source of branch funding for specific items where the branch could […]

WIDER SOCIETAL BENEFITS OF TREATMENT

Conference notes that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has rejected a proposal from the Department of Health that its assessment of new medicines should include the evaluation of wider societal benefit (WSB). Wider Societal Benefit is a measure of the impact of a treatment on the extent to which people living […]

Amendment to Standing Orders – Standing Order 3

Add at end of Standing Order 3.1 A regional delegate may move a motion or amendment submitted by a Branch within that Region if the Branch concerned is unable to be present at the Conference. Delete existing 3.3 Renumber 3.4 as 3.3.

Post Incident Procedures

Conference notes that the Service Group arranged, last year, a workshop facilitated by Thompson’s Solicitors at Conference at Brighton to discuss Post Incident Procedures (PIP). This recognised the significant impact and increasing number of instances where Police Staff are involved and/or affected by these procedures in the immediate aftermath of a serious incident and in […]

Transfer of Police Staff from Wiltshire Police to Wiltshire Council and other Strategic Partners.

At conference in 2013 you will recall a motion was passed highlighting a situation that was developing in Wiltshire Police regarding the transfer of Police Staff to Wiltshire Council. Conference will remember that the proposal was to transfer staff from the following departments of Wiltshire Police; Project Management, Information Services & Technology, Estates, Finance, Legal […]

Privatisation of Police & Probation Services

This Government and likely future Governments agendas for shrinking the State and privatising Police and Probation services is resulting in our members being employed by private companies. The effect of this is the fragmentation of UNISON branches in the Police & Justice sector which will make it increasingly difficult to organise, support, recruit and retain […]

HANDS OFF OUR BENEFITS

Conference has on several occasions made policies regarding our determination to hang on to the small (but valuable and much valued) universal benefits elderly people have such as bus passes, free TV licenses etc. We must now recognise that there is yet another political threat to these: leading UKIP figures have made no secret of […]