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Gloucestershire Police Federation

Gloucestershire Police Officers reliant on Food Vouchers

15 June 2022

Gloucestershire Police Officers and Staff are having to obtain Food Vouchers to make ends meet due to the cost of living crisis which is impacting people up and down the Country.

In the second week of June 2022, over 120 vouchers were given to Officers and staff, with a further 50 requests received this week.

At the recent Police Federation of England and Wales Annual Conference 2022, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she had heard PFEW’s National Chair Steve Hartshorn’s vehement appeal for fair pay and conditions for all police officers and impressed that it was imperative they both work together.

 

Pay Our Police Campaign

Following the news of a pay freeze for police officers in November 2020, PFEW launched a national campaign on behalf of members with the aim to reset police-Government relations and fight for a fairer pay system that acknowledges the tremendous efforts of police officers who risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe and considers the extra pressure of increased inflation on living costs.

Our members have suffered a 20 per cent real-terms cut in their pay since 2010. This figure is set to increase further with costs of living set to rise substantially and inflation at the highest level this decade.

The current pay mechanism is overseen by the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) established to conduct an independent ‘evidence-based approach’ to determine police officer pay. However, the PRRB itself is limited to considering matters directly requested by Government, inhibiting the independence of the body and making the process ineffective and unfair.

More information on this campaign can be found here; Pay Campaign (polfed.org)

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