Charity walk in aid of DC Heather Cooper
Dear Colleagues This afternoon the Chairman and I, together with representatives from the Police Superintendents Association and Chief Police Officers Staff Association attended a meeting with the Police Minister to discuss police pensions. As a result of the discussion that took place the Minister has provided the message below and asked that I circulate it to our members
The Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) hearing will go into a second day as proceedings were not concluded on 8th November. The hearing has been adjourned until Tuesday 22 November 2011; therefore it is difficult to say whether we will get their decision before or after Christmas as a ruling is expected 'within 28 days of the hearing'. The tribunal is being held after the Official Side and Staff Side of the Police Negotiating Board failed to reach an agreement in July. It is considering the recommendations from the first part of Tom Winsor's review of pay and conditions.
Ahead of the Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) meeting today, Tuesday 8 November, to consider the recommendations from the Winsor Part One Report, please find the below statement from Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales.
Federation officials from Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and West Mercia visited Westminster on 1st November to attend a lunchtime lobbying event with Conservative Members of Parliament from the region.
Officers are being urged to register as blood stem cell donors with the charity, Anthony Nolan, to help save the life of a Leicestershire Police inspector. Inspector Rik Basra is being treated for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and requires a blood stem cell (bone marrow) transplant to save his life, but this must come from a matching donor.
Responding to the latest Crime in England and Wales Quarterly Update Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales says;
Download the Federation News for October 2011 Contents include: Police Arbitration Tribunal set for November Police Federation submission to Winsor Part 2 The X Factor Winsor evidence called into question Going bananas at the Autumn Party conferences The Mayor of London calls for a ‘rethink’ Policing the riots Operational Policing Sub-Committee Update The Federation’s all atwitter National Police Memorial Day 2011 Federation writes to Theresa May Labour’s independent review of policing Keep up the fight
On 29 September PFEW General Secretary Ian Rennie and Chairman Paul McKeever wrote to the Home Secretary in relation to comments Mrs May made at the Police Superintendents’ Association annual conference. On 12th October Ian Rennie and Paul McKeever received a reply from the Home Secretary.
Following the failure to agree between the Official Side and Staff Side at July’s PNB meeting, we can now confirm that a date has been set for the Police Arbitration Tribunal to consider the recommendations from the Winsor Part One Report. The hearing will take place on Tuesday 8 November 2011. We will keep you informed of any further developments.