Members of the country’s largest union, Unite, working for police forces in England and Wales have called off a 24 hour strike due to take place on Friday 23 January following an improved pay offer.
Civilian staff, including 999 call handlers, scene of crime officers, police community support officers and custody officers, will now be consulted on a revised pay offer of 2.2 per cent, or £400, whichever is greater
The workers who have borne the brunt of the coalition’s police cuts had been offered a one per cent pay rise.
Commenting, Unite national officer Fiona Farmer said: “As a result of ongoing negotiations we have managed to secure an improved pay offer from the police employers.
“Friday’s planned strike action has been called off and we will now be consulting our members on what we believe to be the best offer achievable by negotiation.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869.
Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.