PC PLEB t-shirts worn by cops campaigning against the Government’s police cuts and fuming over the Andrew Mitchell affair are to be sold to raise money for a charity that supports the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Twelve different designs will be available to buy for £14.99 including postage each with a donation of £3 per t-shirt being made to Care of Police Survivors (COPS) which is dedicated to helping fallen officers’ families rebuild their lives.
At 11am on 26th September, West Midlands, Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Federations launched their advertising campaign over police cuts, at a press and media photo call attended by Simon Payne, Ken Mackaill and Ian Edwards, chairs of the three respective Federations.
Police Federations from across the West Midlands have launched an advertising campaign attacking the Government’s 20 per cent cuts to policing. Adverts featuring the slogan “Mr Cameron, are you taking the P?” will start appearing around Birmingham from this weekend ready for the opening of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on 7 October.
Following the failure to agree between the Official Side and Staff Side at July’s PNB meeting, I can now confirm that a date has been set for the Police Arbitration Tribunal to consider the recommendations from the Winsor Final Report. The hearing will take place on Thursday 18 October 2012.
Ian Edwards, WMPF Chairman, has said that Andrew Mitchell MP should stand down following his unacceptable actions. Ian made the comment on Radio BBC WM 95.6 on Friday (21st) in response to Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell’s disrespectful remarks to police officers at Downing Street.
Ian Edwards, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, has joined police leaders across the country in paying tribute to the two Greater Manchester Police officers killed yesterday. “We were shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes in such terrible circumstances and our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues,” says Ian.
The Joint Central Committee (JCC) has this evening held an extraordinary meeting at Leatherhead to decide a date for the ballot on Industrial Rights. This is in line with JCC policy and members wishes.
Details of a Protect the Police Pension petition; the complaints procedure for the Pensions Ombudsman, and writing to all MP's and PCC Candidates re: pensions...
We have been made aware of a text and Facebook campaign encouraging members to withdraw from subscribing to the Police Federation. Obviously this is of concern to us, but equally of concern is the fact that there are a number of myths and rumours regarding the impact of doing this. The purpose of this letter is to clarify the correct position and implications of withdrawing subscriptions so that any member considering this course of action does so with access to all the facts.