Following on from the resolutions of our last two conferences urging National Committee to be more proactive concerning retired LGBT members it is still unclear to many exactly how members can remain involved when they retire. Self Organisation is written into UNISON’s rulebook as a real commitment to overcoming barriers and prejudices faced disproportionately by […]
Conference welcomes the recent inclusion of homophobic hate crime within England and Wales leading to an aggravated offence and inclusion in hate crime statistics. Conference notes the high prevalence of hate crimes towards LGT communities as well as significant under reporting of such offences, and calls for uniform protection from hate crimes for LGBT people […]
In 2006 the Scottish Executive removed homophobia (and disability) from hate crime legislation at the last minute, despite the recommendation of the Hate Crime Working Group that they be included. The Equality Network responded by saying “We’re extremely disappointed that two years after the Hate Crime Working Group recommended this change the Executive rejected it. […]
This Conference rejects the Government’s stated 2% public sector pay limit which would mean an overall reduction in our members’ earnings and standard of living, while private sector increases are running at 4.5%. With pressure from the Chancellor to keep public sector settlements close to the consumer price index (CPI), the key themes for public […]
Conference is seeking standardisation of annual leave entitlements. All Forces currently have different agreements and with the introduction of PCSOs and the possibility of them being covered by National agreements, which will include annual leave, it is possible that this will result in a 2 tier or inequitable annual leave system amongst Police Staff. We […]
Conference notes attempts by the employers side of the PSC Scotland to introduce a code of Ethical Practice within the Scottish Police Service. Conference opposes the introduction of any code of Ethical Practice in Scotland that intrudes upon the private lives of UNISON members, their families or friends.
Conference should resist any measure to compare Police control rooms with commercial call centres. Studies in the USA have shown that there has been an improvement of service to members of the public and improvements to staff retention and morale when police control centre staff are treated as an integral part of the emergency services […]
Conference notes with disgust the increased number of volunteers in England & Wales. Conference therefore condemns any attempts to introduce the use of volunteers within the Scottish Police Service and force in England and Wales.
Conference is concerned at the number of members facing disciplinary proceedings specifically in the call management bureau. This is not only down to internal issues but also the amount of complaints being made from the public and therefore members are being investigated under the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Conference feels the main problem is down […]
This Conference is concerned at the increasing prevalence for Police Forces to implement the right to withdraw Self-Certification under Absence Management, Capability and Discipline Policies and Procedures. Police Forces either withdraw the employee’s right to Self Certify or demand a GP’s certificate during the first seven days of absence to confirm that the employee is […]
Conference applauds a pathway of Workforce Modernisation that gives extra powers, roles and responsibilities to Police Staff. However, there is no Training or Awareness Course available to UNISON activists on the methodologies used to bring about Workforce Modernisation. Conference therefore instructs the Service Group Executive to: ·Recognise that Police Staff need to be trained and […]
This Conference accept the Police Staff Service Group Executive Annual Report.
This conference is aware that motions to previous conferences, namely Motion 5 at the Police Staff Service Group Conference in 2001 and Motion 16 at the Police Staff Service Group Conference in 2005 have raised this issue. Both of these motions raised concerns over the increasing demands placed upon branch officers and those UNISON activists […]