November 15th, 2011

If you are in the police or support the police

Posted in The Job - General by 200

then please read, inwardly digest and sign the petition:

Police Officers cannot strike in protest about serious changes to their pay, pensions & conditions, unlike many public sector workers who plan to strike over attacks on their pensions. We are being told to expect an increase in our pension contributions from 11% to 14.2% of our salaries! We already pay a huge amount into our pension schemes! Not only that, but we are being told we must work longer before we can claim our pension, and that when we do, it will be worth less! On top of that, we are experiencing a two-year pay freeze together with cuts to our pay and conditions under the Winsor Review. We call on Government to recognise the absolute uniqueness of the role of Police Officer and to Protect Police Pensions from an unfair attack by retaining the current level of contributions, not extending the time needed to work before claiming and to retain the current conditions of the Police Pension Scheme.

You can find the petition on the Government website.

You can find more info on Police Sergeant Nigel Tompsett’s website or, if you are so inclined, on Facebook.

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7 comments

  1. Tom says:

    I think I’ve done it, but it is asking me to keep going back to the Sgt’s petition.

    Why?

    November 16th, 2011 at 11:38

  2. bill says:

    No, it’s not (it had me fooled too) it’s saying that your signature will be registered when you respond to an email being sent you.

    November 16th, 2011 at 12:59

  3. Tony F says:

    Done!

    November 16th, 2011 at 16:15

  4. Paul says:

    “We are being told to expect an increase in our pension contributions from 11% to 14.2% of our salaries! We already pay a huge amount into our pension schemes! Not only that, but we are being told we must work longer before we can claim our pension, and that when we do, it will be worth less!”

    “If you have 25 years’ pensionable service, you can retire with an ordinary pension paid immediately on retirement once you reach age 50. If you have 30 years’ pensionable service, you may retire with an immediate pension before age 50.
    Your police pension is based on 1⁄60th of your average pensionable pay for each year of pensionable service up to 20 years, and 2⁄60ths of your average pensionable pay for each year over 20 years, up to a maximum of 40⁄60ths.”

    I’m afraid 11% of your salary will provide you with little or nothing of your pension. If you want to be able to retire at 40 and have 2/3 average pay as a pension, how on earth is 11% going to pay for this ?

    Are you worth it ? Well, maybe the front line officers are. The rest of them, no chance.

    November 16th, 2011 at 16:28

  5. Whinger says:

    As bad as Labour were, they would not have shafted us this much.

    So I say to all officers who voted and fell for the Condem promise….enjoy your retirement (if you ever reach it)

    To all my colleagues who told me Winsor would never be implemented, told you so’

    To my Sgt. who Bollocked me for spreading negativity about Winsor, I hope you enjoy losing 5 to 600 quid out of you and your husbands pay.

    November 16th, 2011 at 18:31

  6. Whinger says:

    Oh, and to all officers who never bothered to do the Fed Survey, or write to their M.P. It is now to late. The sword is about to fall!

    November 16th, 2011 at 18:33

  7. Bof says:

    Eh, that Tom Winsor fellah’s not as daft as he’s cabbagge looking! No wonder he asked for a 6 month extension when he’s getting £300 a day. I expect though, despite his wealth and just like David Cameron and all his Eton chums, he empathises with public sector workers and feels our pain. Yeah right.

    November 17th, 2011 at 00:09

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