Humberside Police staff strike vote

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Published: Wednesday 19th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Police Community Support Officers and 999 call handlers in Hull and East Yorkshire are to vote on whether to go out on strike over pay.

Members of the union Unison, who also include police administrators and investigators, are voting on the action after being offered a 1% pay rise.

The result of the ballot is expected by December 12. If the vote is for strike action, that could come as soon as December 19 and involve as much as half the Humberside Police workforce.

Alternatively the ballot could result in staff taking other action such as working to rule, refusing to do overtime or not going on call-outs.

The force is aiming to save £31 million over the next five years with Chief Constable Justine Curran saying a pay rise of above 1% may result in staff job losses on top of the 500 already planned.

Unison’s assistant branch secretary Tony Green has branded the 1% offer “disgraceful”, adding that pay freezes mean staff are now earning 13% less than they did four years ago in real terms.

Mr Green says although members are ready to take strike action, it would be a last resort.

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Published: Wednesday 19th November 2014 by The News Editor

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