UNISON police strike called off

UNISON has decided to withdraw the industrial action in police forces planned for this Friday (23 January) and is to consult members on a revised pay offer put forward by the employers.

UNISON 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.

Ben Priestley, UNISON national officer, 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.”

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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