One day strike over pay
Unison, Unite and GMB police staff members working for forces in England and Wales, including workers in Bristol, will stage a 24-hour strike starting at 00.01 hours on Monday 22nd December 2014. This is in support of a campaign to re-open pay talks to improve the employers’ 1% pay offer for 2014. The members are seeking a 3% pay rise.
This will be followed by four weeks of action short of strike action, from Monday 5th January 2015 to Sunday 1st February 2015, in the form of a ban on voluntary overtime.
Union members in the police service work in jobs such as 999 call takers, police community support officers, scenes of crime officers, fingerprint experts, financial investigators, detention officers, crime reduction officers, crime analysts, enquiry desk officers, trainers, criminal justice clerks, and a wide range of vital operational and organisational support roles.
Members of the country’s largest union, Unite, working for police forces in England and Wales have backed an improved pay offer in a ballot it was announced today (Friday 13 February).
A Unite press release can be found here – Police workers back improved pay deal
POLICE staff have called off their action after management came forward with a better pay offer. Members are to be consulted on whether to accept the offer.
The joint union action, involving Unite and Unison, was to demand a three per cent pay rise instead of the one per cent originally offered. As a result of industrial action, towards the end of December 2014 which continued during January 2015, management has came forward with a proposal of a 2.2 per cent rise.
Ben Priestley, national officer of Unison, said: “The revised pay offer is an improvement for our members
and is the result of negotiations with police employers over the Christmas and New Year period.”