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January 2019 eZine out now!

22 January 2019

Our bi-monthly Federation newsletter eZine gets emailed to members. We'll also let you know when our magazine is published.

Here are the stories covered in our latest edition:

Members urged to take part in pay and morale surveys
Just 15 per cent of West Midlands Police Federation members took part in the 2019 pay and morale survey.

Pensions ruling – Federation seeks new legal advice
The Police Federation is awaiting fresh legal advice after the Court of Appeal ruled the Government’s changes to the pension schemes of judges and firefighters were discriminatory on the grounds of age.

New Year honours for West Midlands cops
Two West Midlands Police officers have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Stress survey: Federation meeting Chief
Members of the West Midlands Police Federation Health and Safety Committee are meeting with the Chief Constable in two weeks’ time to discuss the findings of a Force-wide stress survey.

Roads policing conference looms
There are just days to go before this year’s Road Policing Conference where West Midlands Police Federation deputy secretary and national response driving lead Tim Rogers will be speaking.

More police needed to tackle New Year’s Eve revellers
Violent and aggressive drunks were left on the streets of the West Midlands on New Year’s Eve as there were not enough officers to arrest them all – Federation chair Rich Cooke has stated.

Funding gap burden should not fall on the public
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.

Federation backing for Taser
The findings of a study carried out into the use of Taser by a top university, and a Sky News report on Taser figures, have both been criticised by Federation officials.

Police Federation celebrates milestone birthday
The Police Federation of England and Wales is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019 – and will mark the occasion by highlighting the work it does.

Bloxwich hosts first WMPF roadshow
The first West Midlands Police Federation Roadshow of the year took place on Tuesday (15 January).

Rest day working – know your rights
The latest instalment of the Police Federation’s Did You Know? campaign has gone live – and focuses on rest days.

Retirement seminars proving popular
Spaces on the Federation’s popular retirement seminars are booking up fast – and if you want a place on one you are being urged to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

WMP Benevolent Fund’s newsletter is out now!
It’s full of exciting news and information as well as, hot off the press, details of their new luxury holiday home in South Devon for members to book at discounted rates.

Still married, but with a new partner? How this could affect your divorce
Situations involving divorce are hardly ever straightforward. One of the main sticking points is how the process will be started, who’ll petition for divorce and what fact will be relied on to prove the marriage has irretrievably broken down?