It’s no coincidence that as PCSO jobs have disappeared across the UK, crime rates have soared
Result of the by-election for the probation general seat on the police and justice service group executive.
The government must bring failing privatised probation services back under public control instead of leaving the taxpayer to bail them out, UNISON, NAPO and GMB said today (Wednesday). The three public service unions have written to justice secretary David Lidington highlighting how ‘risky and controversial’ reforms – where private probation firms manage thousands of people who have […]
In response to new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing a sharp rise in violent crime, UNISON national officer for police staff Ben Priestley said: “This worrying rise isn’t surprising given years of police force cuts. “Solving and preventing crime has become harder with fewer staff. “More people will […]
Ryan Jones helped a thirteen-year-old girl who was being bullied
Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts
The number of police officers on our streets – so called bobbies on the beat – are frequently covered in the media. But we hear less about how many police staff those officers have working with them.
Unions have cut a deal to improve the work-life balance of thousands of police staff as cuts to forces mean smaller workforces, UNISON has announced today (Thursday). As a result, police support staff will be able to exercise greater control over their working lives and improve their well-being at a time of increasing job-related stress, […]
Members in England and Wales vote in favour of changes to the Police Staff Handbook, which will come into effect on 1 April
Nominations will open on 28 February for by-elections in five vacant seats on three of the union’s service group executives: community, local government and police and justice
We caught up with police and justice service group chair Caryl Nobbs to talk about the changes to policing and why she hopes police members vote in the terms and conditions ballot taking place in England and Wales
Ballot papers are on their way to police staff in England and Wales
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 […]
UNISON conference condemns replacing police staff with low-paid workers and unpaid volunteers
Police and justice conference debates the changing nature of negotiation