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

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

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Listen to what police staff have to say, Home Office told

UNISON surveys 4,500 police staff members on issues facing them as home secretary conducts ‘frontline review’ to ‘better understand’ service’s experience and needs

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Police staff members agree pay offer

The 2% pay rise in England and Wales will be backdated to 1 September 2018

Cuts to police and justice sector put communities at risk, says UNISON

Rising crime rates can no longer be ignored by the government.

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work

UNISON and National Police Chiefs’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment

This research finds levels of sexual harassment consistent with that reported in police forces internationally as well as other workplace surveys.

Violent crime is on the rise, but who is working to keep you safe?

Find out how many police officers, police staff and PCSOs you have in your area

‘Now is the time to win for our members’

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

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Policing by numbers

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.

Police staff vote to accept contract changes, says UNISON

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, […]

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‘Community policing is worth protecting and worth voting for’

UNISON releases latest survey showing effect of policing cuts on community support officers and neighbourhood policing in England and Wales