Khan-do attitude

As Sadiq Khan approaches the halfway point in his first term, Demetrios Matheou snatched a few minutes in the whirlwind schedule of the London Mayor

Khan-do attitude

As Sadiq Khan approaches the halfway point in his first term, Demetrios Matheou snatched a few minutes in the whirlwind schedule of the London Mayor

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‘Now is the time to win for our members’

UNISON general secretary speaks at union’s police and justice service group conference

Police and justice: Service group executive by-election result

Result of the by-election for the probation general seat on the police and justice service group executive.

Police officers on a Glasgow street

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

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Police staff agree to terms and conditions changes

Members in England and Wales vote in favour of changes to the Police Staff Handbook, which will come into effect on 1 April

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New vision for policing strategy fails to deal with declining workforce, says UNISON

A ten-year strategy launched today (Wednesday) to transform policing does not address the serious decline in staff numbers, according to UNISON. Police Vision 2025, drawn up by police chiefs and commissioners, will fail unless the government pays for more officers to patrol the streets, says the union. Community policing has become much harder to carry […]

Delegates highlight changes to probation service negotiation

Police and justice conference debates the changing nature of negotiation

Serious crime rises as police numbers fall, warns UNISON

Serious crime is on the rise again after years of steady falls in offending, and UNISON believes government cutbacks in policing are to blame. Keen to encourage people to vote in the police and crime commissioner elections on 5 May, UNISON is launching a campaign to provide the public with the facts about police cuts. […]

Giving police volunteers rights to use weapons is a step too far, says UNISON

Controversial new proposals to arm volunteer police community support officers (PCSOs) with CS gas and PAVA spray – due to be discussed later today (Monday) in Parliament – are a step too far, says UNISON. The Policing and Crime Bill, which has its Second Reading today, proposes arming volunteers with chemical agents. UNISON says this […]

UNISON calls for overhaul of the guarding of crime scenes

Vital evidence risks being destroyed because police forces are failing to properly train and protect the support staff who regularly guard crime scenes, says a UNISON report today (Saturday). The report – Out of Sight and Out of Mind – contains the findings of a new survey that says that nearly two thirds (66 per […]

Female police staff more likely to be bullied at work than male colleagues

More than two thirds (67 per cent) of female police staff say bullying is a problem at work, and almost three quarters (72 per cent) are not confident that their force will deal fairly with any complaints of bullying, according to a new UNISON survey released today (Friday). The survey of 1,000 police staff – to be […]

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Probation staff taking action short of strike

Probation workers are taking action short of strike between now and 2 October

Probation staff set for second strike in England and Wales

Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September