Message from JBB Chairman
The Winsor review into our pay and conditions has now been published. The report is some 323 pages long and contains 62 recommendations as to how Police Officer and Police Staff pay and conditions should be amended.
I emphasise again that these are recommendations to the Home Secretary, to be implemented they must go through the negotiating process of PNB.
I have gone through the recommendations that would affect Police Officers and list below the most significant ones. They relate to the areas of pay scale freezes, overtime, shift allowance, SPP, CRTP, VSA's, and on-call allowance.
Recommendation 2 - Police constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors should receive an additional 10% of their basic pay, on an hourly basis, for hours worked between 8:00pm and 6:00am (non-pensionable).
Recommendation 5 - Determination Annex E, made under Regulation 22 of the Police Regulations 2003, should be amended to require the chief officer to consult, rather than agree, with the local joint branch board and individual officers in connection with the bringing into operation of a variable shift arrangement. That consultation should take place over a period of at least 30 days. Before making his decision, the chief officer should be required to consult the affected officers and take full account of their individual circumstances, including the likely effects of the new arrangement on their personal circumstances. New shift arrangements should not be brought into effect earlier than 30 days after the communication of the decision of the chief officer.
Recommendation 6 - Determination Annex G, made under Regulation 25 of the Police Regulations 2003, should be amended to replace time and a third premium pay for casual overtime with plain time. The minimum hours for being recalled between duty should be abolished and instead paid at plain time for the hours worked, with travelling time.
Recommendation 7 - Determination Annex H, made under Regulation 26 of the Police Regulations 2003, should be amended to remove double time premium pay and the notice period of five days for working on a rostered rest day. Time and a half premium pay should be payable for working on a rostered rest day with fewer than 15 days' notice.
Recommendation 8 - Determination Annex H, made under Regulation 26 of the Police Regulations 2003, should be amended to allow the payment of overtime at double time for 25 December and seven other days chosen for the next financial year by the officer before 31 January. Cancellation with fewer than 15 days' notice should require the authority of an Assistant Chief Constable.
Recommendation 11 - Police officers on mutual aid service should be paid for the hours they are required to work each day, plus travelling time to and from the place of duty. Where those hours coincide with the unsocial hours period, or the duty has been required at short notice and they are eligible for the new overtime rates, the officer should be paid at the applicable premium rates.
Recommendation 20 - Police officers and all members of police staff below the top of their pay scale should be suspended at that increment for a two-year period commencing September 2011.
Recommendation 29 - Competence Related Threshold Payments should be abolished from 31 August 2011 and all outstanding CRTP payments up to that date should be paid on a pro-rated basis.
Recommendation 33 - Special Priority Payments should be abolished from 31 August 2011 and all outstanding SPPs up to that date should be paid on a pro-rated basis.
Recommendation 44 - A national on-call allowance for the Federated ranks should be introduced from September 2011. The amount of the allowance should be Â£15 for each occasion of on-call after the officer in question has undertaken 12 on-call sessions in the year beginning on 1 September. An on-call occasion should be defined as the requirement to be on-call within any 24-hour period related to the start-of-the-police-day.
Recommendation 46 - The link between the Motor Vehicle Allowance for police officers and that for local authorities should be re-established from September 2011.
Recommendation 58 - As quickly as possible, police forces should be provided with the ability to offer voluntary exit terms to police officers, substantially on the terms contained in the Civil Service Compensation Scheme 2010.
Joint Branch Board Chairman
Sussex Police Federation