The Police Federation of England and Wales has appointed the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) to act as the secretariat to the Independent Review. The RSA has a unique reputation for high quality research and innovative practical projects which are both rigorous and completely independent.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) can today confirm the result of its ballot on pursuing the right for officers to take industrial action. Officers from all federated ranks (Police Constable to Chief Inspector) of the police service had the opportunity to take part in the ballot.
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Letter from the Home Office to Ian Edwards Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation regarding Police Pensions.
Voting statistics for the West Midlands Police Force in the Industrial Rights Ballot: Number of eligible officers who registered: 4,376 Number of registered officers who voted: 3,499 Turnout (of registered officers): 79.96 % Numbers voting ‘Yes’: 3,060 87.45 % Number voting ‘No’: 439 12.55 % Number spoilt: 0 The number of West Mids Officers eligible to vote is 7651. Therefore 45.73% of those eligible DID vote.
Steve White, Vice-Chair, PFEW, says: “Officers around the country will be livid and dismayed that having been promised fair treatment by this government, clearly MPs appear to be treated more favourably than others. “This government is ruthlessly pursuing reforms to the public sector at breakneck speed and yet seems content for a review of their own pay and conditions to happen at a leisurely pace.”
Following on from the announcement made by Chair Steve Williams in December that the Police Federation will be independently reviewed, we are pleased to announce that Sir David Normington GCB has agreed to chair the panel. Sir David is highly respected for his achievements in public service at the most senior levels. Former Home Office Permanent Secretary, most recently he has become the First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments.
For those of you who are in the Group Insurance Scheme, could I please ask that you inform West Mids Fed HQ of any change of circumstances or change of address. We are in the process of sending letters out to all those in the scheme, reminding them of what cover they currently have and what else is available.
Message from Tom Cuddeford Deputy Chairman regarding the Industrial Rights Ballot.
The Police Federation for England & Wales (PFEW), the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) and the Police Federation for Northern Ireland today (PFNI), 18 February 2013, met with the Northern Ireland Strategic Lead for Mutual Aid dealing with deployments to the G8 Summit scheduled for Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland in June 2013.