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Regional Collaboration

Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
1 January 2015
Decision
Carried

Many forces across the country will have an experience of shared service arrangements between forces sometimes know as collaboration. The North West is no exception to this but is concerned at the growth of collaboration arrangements that have, in our experience, proved to be an excuse for empire building and an opportunity to try and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Health and Wellbeing

Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
1 January 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes all initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of our members, however there are concerns that need addressing as part of these initiatives namely: 1) Staff are unable to take the refreshment breaks they are entitled to during working hours. 2) Staff are not being paid for overtime worked and pressure is being […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

PCSOs an endangered workforce

Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
18 September 2015
Decision
Carried

PCSOs an endangered workforce Newspapers are alight with reports of Police Forces either considering or deleting PCSO posts. The most recent example being Nottinghamshire Police’s announcement on 11th September 2015, that they are reducing their PCSO establishment by 70. On the 9th September 2015, the Metropolitan Police announced that they are considering axing 1,017 PCSO […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Modernisation Revisited

Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
19 June 2015
Decision
Carried

The last Labour Government’s workforce modernisation agenda had a proven positive impact on policing in the UK, particularly with regard to community involvement. However since 2010 the disproportionate cuts to the police and justice budget have had a severe impact on UNISON members and numbers of police staff, including PCSOs have dropped to dangerous levels. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Future of Police Force Structures in England and Wales

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

Conference recognises that the next five years will likely see changes to the structure of police forces in England and Wales. Although the Conservative government claims to have no plans to create force mergers, the onward march of collaboration and the ongoing bite of austerity cuts, which are expected to be no less than were […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

National Police Air Support

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

Conference notes that the recent restructure proposed for the National Air Support service agreed by National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) formerly known as ACPO. Conference believes this is also supported by the North West Lead PCC. The new structure clearly shows a North/South divide on future provision in this key area of policing. We believe […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

College of policing

Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
12 June 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with concern that work being undertaken by the College Of Policing is failing to take into consideration the needs and concerns of Police Staff. Conference therefore calls upon the Service Group Executive to review its interaction and representation at the College. The purpose of this review will be to improve relations with the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Getting access to the Brighton Centre – a summary

Access summary for the Brighton Centre (updated)

Media on the UNISON National site.

A Shift in Equality

Conference
2015 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
9 June 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference has seen the damaging effect the cuts in the policing budget has had in the workplace over the last few years and with the Conservatives winning a majority at the General Election in May it offers a bleak outlook for all working in policing. We have seen controls rooms reduced and centralised, Custody Suits […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Attack on Facility Time

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

Conference, the Cabinet Office Guidance of Trade Union Facility Time & Facilities in the Civil Service, published in October 2012, by the union bashing Tory government has had a devastating impact on our public sector colleagues in the Civil Service and, as a consequence, our even closer colleagues in the Probation Service who are now […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Police knowledge and experience

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

Conference notes that police staff occupy a wide range of roles throughout the police service, from Crime Scene Investigators to Intelligence Analysts, from Licensing Officers to Data Protection Officers. Police staff in these and other roles have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they have brought to the role and developed whilst in the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Future of the Police Staff Council

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

Conference is aware that Home Office funding for the Police Staff Council (PSC) for England and Wales is currently guaranteed only to September 2015. This funding provides for the offices of the Employers Side Secretariat, which has been delivered since the inception of the PSC in 1996 by the Local Government Association. Conference is aware […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Protecting UNISON members in the Community Rehabilitation Companies

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

Conference notes that on 1 June 2014, 8,000 former Probation Trust staff were transferred from the outgoing Probation Trusts to one of the 21 new Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) as a result of the government’s misguided Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. On 1 February 2015, the CRCs were sold into private ownership by the Ministry of Justice. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Recruiting and Organising in Police and Justice

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

Conference notes that five years of public sector cuts to police and justice have taken their toll on UNISON membership levels across all Sectors within our Service Group. Conference recognises that these cuts are likely to be repeated over the course of this current parliament and will only intensify the pressure on our membership. While […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Employment not service

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

Conference understands that all Police Staff are employees and as such are covered by employment law etc. As employees we have certain rights and responsibilities which are supported by statutory legislation. Our Police officer colleagues having sworn an allegiance to the crown are in service and are therefore covered by Police regulations. Conference understands that […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.