Campaign launched to highlight role police staff play in keeping communities safe

The ‘We Are Police Staff’ campaign wants to ensure there’s real understanding of what police staff do and a recognition that communities can only be kept safe if these jobs are protected and promoted

Blog: To preserve our safety, we must protect police staff

Our new ‘We Are Police Staff’ campaign will demonstrate our unwavering commitment to promote and defend police staff

Police staff in England and Wales offered 7% pay increase, says UNISON  

If accepted, the increase proposed by the police staff employers would take effect from 1 September 2023

Pioneers of community policing

To mark the 20th anniversary of the police community support officer, three PCSOs describe the pleasures and challenges of being the force’s ‘eyes and ears on the street’

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
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UNISON police staff members vote to accept pay offer

First digital ballot in the sector helps to produce higher turnout

Saving the nation

UNISON members tell their stories from the first months of the COVID crisis

Behind the headlines, bigger picture, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Police unions seek improvement of pay offer

Employers offer nothing to address ‘the ongoing scandal of low pay in our police forces’, says UNISON

Police and justice committee adds voice to George Floyd protests

UNISON group says the killing in the US – and its aftermath – shows that the fight against racism must be redoubled

Police staff unions ask for 6.5% pay rise (England and Wales)

‘Police staff are working above and beyond’ says UNISON as claim is submitted

Police staff agree two-year pay deal in Scotland

Police Scotland members say ‘yes’ to 3.25% pay rise this year and 3% next year

Police staff vote for pay rise

Staff in England and Wales give 93% ‘yes’ vote for 2.5% pay rise – or 3.1% for those on the lowest rate

But what about us? ask UNISON police staff

Conference calls for investment in police staff to match proposals for more officers

Dealing with the best and worst of situations

Police and justice conference urges support for members’ well being and mental health

‘We need to get the message out about the need to invest in public services’

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea issues rallying call to police and justice conference

Government only doing ‘half the job’ by replacing police officers

UNISON calls for government to replace the thousands of police staff axed since 2010