One day strike over pay
Unison, Unite and GMB police staff members working for forces in England and Wales, including workers in Bristol, will stage a 24-hour strike starting at 00.01 hours on Monday 22nd December 2014. This is in support of a campaign to re-open pay talks to improve the employers’ 1% pay offer for 2014. The members are seeking a 3% pay rise.
This will be followed by four weeks of action short of strike action, from Monday 5th January 2015 to Sunday 1st February 2015, in the form of a ban on voluntary overtime.
Union members in the police service work in jobs such as 999 call takers, police community support officers, scenes of crime officers, fingerprint experts, financial investigators, detention officers, crime reduction officers, crime analysts, enquiry desk officers, trainers, criminal justice clerks, and a wide range of vital operational and organisational support roles.