90 days from today is Sat, 18 May 2019
West Midlands Police Federation chair Rich Cooke says years of cuts and under-investment have left the Force ‘over-stretched and under-staffed’.
Our pay review body submission calls for a 5% pay rise for officers for each of the next three years.
If you are thinking of standing to be a Federation representative and would like to know more about what the role entails, please visit the Reps@Work page.
The next phase of the campaign launches today (6 Feb) and looks at performance.
The February/March 2019 edition of Federation is now available.
New Government proposals to tackle the knife crime epidemic do not go far enough, the chair of West Midlands Police Federation has argued.
“The Government needs to be bold, make sure it takes ownership of the bill and get right behind it. Anything less is unacceptable.”
The Police Federation has issued a briefing paper in response to the latest Court of Appeal ruling on the judges’ and firefighters’ pension challenges.
The number of officers serving the West Midlands Force area has continued to fall, latest figures release by the Home Office reveal today.
National Federation conduct lead Phill Matthews has also expressed his concerns: “The effect on officers can be catastrophic. They can be suspended, at massive public expense, which has a knock-on effect on morale for whole shifts of officers, or placed on restrictions. We have had members trying to harm themselves because of the stress they are under.
The next West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow is aimed at officers based in the Perry Barr area.
Shifting the responsibility for police funding onto council taxpayers does nothing to address the urgent need for proper investment in policing, according to the West Midlands Police Federation chair.
The Federation office opening hours from Christmas Eve until New Years Day 2018.