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#1 kenworthy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

The police pensions e-petition, the LSE police officer survey and feedback from officers on the ground all paint a stark picture of discontent within the police service.

“The recent e-petition and survey show the reality of just how low morale in the service has got, demonstrating the deep concern and discontentment officers feel over their present situation and the future of British policing - a model respected around the world. "

http://www.polfed.or...E5F4EBB01D1.asp

http://epetitions.di...petitions/22321



Protect Police Pensions

Responsible department: Home Office


Police Officers cannot strike in protest about serious changes to their pay, pensions & conditions, unlike many public sector workers who plan to strike over attacks on their pensions.


Number of signatures: 102,587 Created by: Sergeant Nigel Tompsett






There is one good bit of news!

Looking at this http://epetitions.di...page=1&q=police


A long list of petitions, so many about against Police or the way Police police but very few with numbers above 1,000.

One of these is
Police - No Confidence.

Responsible department: Home Office

We sign this petition because we currently have NO confidence in policing in the UK. They have 14 signatures.

Hardly a hate campaign against Police.

Edited by kenworthy, 16 November 2012 - 10:47 PM.


#2 SimonT

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

I should probably sign that petition.

It's getting a bit boring taking the blame for our failings and those of the cps, prisons, courts, probation and government. But now we have pcc's we ate blame free, the PVC ans public who 'elected' them are to blame now. Hahahahahaha etc


Moral and good will continue to slide and resources drop ever faster. I was offered a whole shift of overtime this week to cover staff shortages.
They can get stuffed. I have so few rest days left after tiring shifts and months in 2013 where leave is already banned for operational reasons. Get stuffed

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:55 AM

I think it's across the public service board. Do alot more, with alot less. Somethings gotta give.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Somethings gotta give.


Usually the staff giving more for less.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

I think it's across the public service board. Do alot more, with alot less. Somethings gotta give.


It sure is, our pension contributions have been increased by almost half, our retirement age has been extended and our pension at the end has been reduced. :furious3: :furious3: :furious3:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

"I haven't been paid for policing this last while"

"Oh you're one them special constable people?"

"Sadly no"

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

It sure is, our pension contributions have been increased by almost half, our retirement age has been extended and our pension at the end has been reduced. :furious3: :furious3: :furious3:


Its the same ambo side. In fact my job title will be getting paid around 5 grand a year less if it gets the go ahead. It's destroying morale, there's no smiles anymore

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

As said its across the board with Medical, nursing, ambulance staff in NHS, Firefighters and police officers all getting shafted by HMG yest in all of those organisations senior managers/officers remain unaffected it would be interesting to see what impact it would have if those representing doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and police officers worked together to push forward their arguments for fair treatment rather than doing their own thing

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

As said its across the board with Medical, nursing, ambulance staff in NHS, Firefighters and police officers all getting shafted by HMG yest in all of those organisations senior managers/officers remain unaffected it would be interesting to see what impact it would have if those representing doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and police officers worked together to push forward their arguments for fair treatment rather than doing their own thing


Surely a group like unison would have thought of that? Joint action or mandate?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

Unfortunately thinking of something and doing something are two different things it obviously hasn't happened because each organisation wants to do its own thing end result a very demoralised workforce

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

It would make a lot more sense if all the unions got their heads together and came up with a combined firm action plan. If every member of a union (whatever union it is) committed to industrial action at the same time, it would bring the country to it's knees and the government would have to take to notice then.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

Recently at our place, unison had strike action and unite joined them. However, when unite went to strike, unison, rather than show some unity decided to leave unite on their own to look rather foolish.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

As said its across the board with Medical, nursing, ambulance staff in NHS, Firefighters and police officers all getting shafted by HMG yest in all of those organisations senior managers/officers remain unaffected it would be interesting to see what impact it would have if those representing doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and police officers worked together to push forward their arguments for fair treatment rather than doing their own thing


Quite the opposite. To date approx £1bn has been sent on NHS management redundancies. Proportionately they have taken a massive hit compared to other professional groups.




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