Police forces in England and Wales could face a £700m budget shortfall, warns UNISON 

Without more funding to plug these huge budget shortfalls, public confidence in the police will continue to fall. 

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
Police and justice conference

Delegates pass key motions to protect probation workers

Several key motions were passed at UNISON’s police and justice conference on providing security and support to members working in probation

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

MPs join UNISON in celebrating 20 years of the PCSO

Everyone agrees that the police community support officer is an ‘integral’ and much-loved part of the policing team – and we need more

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Pioneers of community policing

To mark the 20th anniversary of the police community support officer, three PCSOs describe the pleasures and challenges of being the force’s ‘eyes and ears on the street’

Portrait of Lee Middlemass

Probation on a pittance

Having survived a disastrous period of part-privatisation, UNISON members in the Probation Service are still undervalued and underpaid. Lee Middlemass is one of them

Photograph of police officers and PCSOs in high vis jackets

UNISON police staff committee urges members to reject pay freeze

UK government seeks to impose a pay freeze on most staff – which, with inflation at 3.9%, effectively means a pay cut

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Have your say on pay graphic

‘Now is the time – have your say on pay’

Securing fair pay for hard-working members is UNISON’s top priority, as general secretary urges members to make sure their voices are heard

Article on the UNISON National site.
British coins and notes

Police staff unions angered by employers’ offer of a pay freeze

A freeze would mean a pay cut in real terms, as inflation is rising by all measures

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Police officers on a Glasgow street

UNISON praises police decision to retain COVID protections

The decision was taken by the National Police Chiefs Council for England and Wales and will help to safeguard operational capability

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON says probation reunification needs proper funding

The union was giving evidence to Westminster’s justice select committee’s inquiry into the future of the service

Article, News on the UNISON National site.