Members of GMB, UNISON and Unite recommend members accept new pay offer

police controlGMB, UNISON and Unite have today withdrawn the industrial action in police forces planned for this Friday and is to consult members on a revised pay offer put forward by the employers.

Members working in police forces in England and Wales were planning a 24-hour strike this week followed by a month of action short of strike action.

UNISON national officer Ben Priestley said: “The revised pay offer is an improvement for our members and is the result of negotiations with police employers over the Christmas and New Year period.

“We will now consult our members on the proposals.”

GMB national officer Sharon Holder said: “The new offer covers two pay years (2014/15 and 2015/16), but would be paid over 18 months.

“Full details of the offer will be made available for members to vote on as soon as possible.

The Police Staff Council Trade Union Side ( GMB, UNISON, UNITE) is recommending the offer as the best achievable by negotiation.”

Unite national officer Fiona Farmer said: “As a result of ongoing negotiations we have managed to secure an improved pay offer from the police employers.

“Friday’s planned strike action has been called off and we will now be consulting our members on what we believe to be the best offer achievable by negotiation.”

The offer, which covers the period 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2016, is as follows:

  • 2.2%, or £400, increase (whichever is the greater) on all police staff pay points with effect from 1 March 2015
  • 2.2% increase in standby allowance with effect from 1 March 2015.

The offer covers two pay years (2014/15 and 2015/16) but would be paid over 18 months.



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