28,000 Police Officers march in London including over 2,300 West Mids officers to protest against Government policies with regards to the future of British Policing.
Police Federation march on 10th May to highlight the unprecedented attack on policing by government
Please find below a copy of a one-page advert that appears in today’s Metro newspaper nationally. This is ahead of our march in central London next Thursday 10th May and was deliberately scheduled to appear the day after the elections and the close of the purdah period
Ian Edwards, Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation, issued the following statement:-
Message from Steve Grange Deputy Secretary.
The independence of a Government commissioned review of police pay and conditions has been brought into question by the leaders of Derbyshire Police Federation. Federation chairman Mark Pickard, who represents the county’s 1,910 constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors, has spoken out after discovering that the recommendations in Tom Winsor’s review of pay and conditions bear a striking resemblance to plans outlined by the Prime Minister in a speech in 2006.
Our march in London on 10th May will send a very powerful message to Government; as police officers we are outraged at the way we are being treated and we have real concerns about the negative impact the cuts will have on public safety.
Responding to news today that the UK economy is back in recession, PFEW have released the following statement to the media: