The Police Federation of England and Wales can confirm the website address where members can register to vote in the forthcoming ballot on the right for police officers to take industrial action.
We would like to wish all our members a very happy new year and all the very best for 2013!
The Chair elect, Steve Williams, has announced his intention to set up an independent panel to review the structure of the Police Federation of England & Wales to ensure it delivers on its objectives.
We are concerned to hear of the arrest of a serving police officer and fully support the subsequent investigation into this.
On the 3rd of June 2012 DC 4493 Mark Simmons passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. Mark, at the time, was seconded to the Force's Economic Crime Unit.
With the ballot on whether the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) should seek the right for police officers to take industrial action set to take place between 31 January and 28 February 2013, some members have asked whether the introduction of such rights would enable them to join a trade union – something current law prevents.
At an extraordinary meeting on 12th December 2012 the JCC have taken into consideration issues raised by members with regard to the uncertainty over the proposed introduction of compulsory severance and the forthcoming ballot on industrial rights. The JCC can confirm that there will be a provision within the ballot that will address members’ concerns over being asked to vote on seeking the right to take industrial action when a decision on the possible introduction of compulsory severance for police officers is not known. The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has outlined proposals for how officers will be able to vote in the forthcoming industrial rights ballot.
Please download the report issued by Policy Exchange on the future of policing which was embargoed until this morning and our media response and thoughts below.
Responding to the Draft Communications Data Bill, Paul McKeever, Chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales says: “The Police Federation welcomes the on-going development of the draft Communications Data bill and support the bid to enable police officers on the ground to investigate serious crime effectively.