Service Group Seminar

Conference notes the decision made by the Service Group Executive with regard to the provision of the Service Group Seminar in 2005, in that branches are to provide their own accommodation. This Conference is concerned that this decision was made before the Service Group Liaison Committee and the National Executive Committee had provided their reports […]

Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill

This Conference welcomes the provision of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill which allows for the further expansion of Police Staff into more front line roles within the Police Service. However Conference is concerned that the provision of Police Staff in the role of designated custody officer could lead to the privatisation of custody […]

Facility Time and Shift workers

This Conference is concerned at the continued difficulties faced by UNISON activists who are shift workers. It is likely that shift workers bear the brunt of inadequate facility time because: 1) Police Staff work in posts where release is more difficult because of their involvement in direct emergency service delivery 2) Facilities agreements do not […]

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 […]

Police Staff Discipline

Police employers approach discipline in a unique manner, it is often a mixture of criminal and employment procedures. Police Staff are often treated like criminals on occasion and suffer unnecessary distress as a result. Conference believes that Police Staff should be treated appropriately. Conference instructs the Service Group Executive to provide appropriate guidance, including legal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Code of Conduct/Disp. Procedure

This Conference notes that despite last year’s Conference decision to produce joint guidelines to all Police Branches and Force HR Heads – no progress has been made on a formal agreed National protocol. This failure has seriously disadvantaged the representation of our membership. Conference therefore instructs the Service Group Executive to act immediately to: 1) […]

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 […]

Pensionable Pay

Conference notes that the proposed 2008 Pension Regulations include an increase in employee contributions for many employees whilst also proposing pensionable pay to be based on basic pay only excluding bonuses and shift allowances. Conference instructs the Service Group Executive to: 1) Lobby Parliament to ensure that all gross pay elements will be pensionable. In […]