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  • Tribute to fallen officers

    Posted On 19 Sep 2012

    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.

    Posted In Tagged Ian Edwards, Fiona Bone, Nicola Hughes

  • Update: Ballot on Industrial Rights

    Posted On 17 Sep 2012

    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.

    Posted In Tagged Industrial Rights, Ballot, Paul McKeever

  • Download the national Federation document

    Posted In Pension Tagged Pension

  • 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...

    Posted In Pension Tagged Ian Edwards, Pension

  • Letter to Members: Working for You

    Posted On 13 Sep 2012

    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.

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  • Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement on behalf of Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Federations

    Posted In Tagged Ian Edwards, Ballot, Industrial Rights

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    “We understand there is a lot of anger and unrest about pensions and we understand your frustration but it is the Government that is changing police pensions not the Police Federation of England and Wales. “Police Pensions are non-negotiable and we engaged in the consultation process because not to do so could have resulted in the Home Secretary imposing a more detrimental pension scheme.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Paul McKeever, Pension

  • POLICE CUTS HITTING the FRONT-LINE – AND PUTTING PUBLIC AT greater RISK – as yougov poll also REVEALS a low level of trust in theresa may or david cameron to deliver an effective police force. Seven in 10 people surveyed by YouGov this week believe the Government’s cuts to police funding are affecting front-line police services, with nearly half believing that the police service should have been protected from cuts, alongside the NHS and overseas aid spending.

    Posted In Cuts Tagged Cuts, Theresa May, David Cameron, Ian Edwards

  • Message from Ian Edwards, West Midlands JBB Chairman regarding Pensions.

    Posted In Pension Tagged Ian Edwards, Pension

  • People have lost confidence in the Government to keep them safe, a damning poll reveals. Swingeing budget cuts and rising levels of violent crime have left almost two thirds of us with little or no trust in David Cameron or Home Secretary Theresa May to maintain an effective police force.

    Posted In Cuts Tagged Cuts, Ian Edwards, Theresa May, Steve Williams, YouGov