Responding to the launch of Lord Stevens’ independent review of policing, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales says:
Please find written below and attached opposite correspondence sent to the Home Secretary earlier today from PFEW General Secretary, Ian Rennie and Chairman, Paul McKeever regarding Mr. Winsor’s review of policing.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced public sector pay rises are to be capped at 1% for two years, in his update on the state of the economy.
This morning the Chairman and General Secretary of the PFEW met with Tom Winsor and members of his review team.
Dear colleagues, I can confirm that the PAT hearing concluded at 16:20 on 22nd November and that their decision is now awaited. No timescale was given for the decision. I will keep you informed of any developments. Regards, Ian Rennie General Secretary PFEW
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.