Police staff strike threat secures further negotiations

U.K.
Police staff were set to strike on 22 December and take further action in January in protest at the 1% pay rise offered by employers. These workers have seen their purchasing power fall by 13% since 2010. The three unions involved, Unison, Unite and GMB are arguing for a 3% increase or a flat-rate rise of £500 (€00) whichever is greater. The staff cover a wide range of roles such as 999 call takers, fingerprint experts, financial investigators, crime analysts, enquiry desk officers, trainers and many others. Negotiations with employers will now resume. [Read more at > Unison->http://www.unison.org.uk/unison-police-staff-strike-suspended] [And at > Unison->http://www.unison.org.uk/news/police-staff-in-set-to-strike-over-pay-on-22-december] [And at > Unite->http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/police-forces-facing-industrial-action-as-another-union-backs-action-for-police-staff/]

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