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.
Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement on behalf of Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Federations
“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.
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.
Message from Ian Edwards, West Midlands JBB Chairman regarding Pensions.
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.