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

Police staff publish 5% pay claim for England and Wales

Unions publish joint claim which also calls for two lowest pay points to be deleted

At the sharp end

A PCSO and a PC in Hull are leading a bold initiative in the fight against knife crime

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

Police staff unions submit pay claim

England and Wales pay claim seeks 5% increase, while addressing a number of issues, including annual leave disparity

Police staff now less representative of communities, says UNISON

The proportion of police staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME) employed by police forces in England and Wales has fallen dramatically, says UNISON research published today (Wednesday). There has been a drop of nearly a third in the proportion of BME police community support officers (PCSOs), according to an analysis of Home […]

Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening