March 31st, 2012

What are you doing on May 10th?

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Joining in the police demo in London?

I didn’t go on the last one but quite a few from my force did.

It will be interesting to see whether the proposed Police Federation demo on May 10th garners any more support than the one back in 2008. Are we any more militant now after the current round of cuts and changes in conditions of service with potential loss of thousands of pounds in income, than we were four years ago when Jacqui Smith tried to diddle us out of a few hundred quid on a pay rise?

I seem to recall the Fed did a roaring trade in free baseball caps, I don’t recall seeing any of them after the event, what will the monthly Federation fees buy for this demo?

Are you going?

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5 comments

  1. Lex Ferenda says:

    This had better have a good turnout. If the police are apathetic and don’t join the demo then the message to Government will be that you can do what you like to us.

    25,000 turned out last time. We need at least that. The aim should be for 40,000.

    April 1st, 2012 at 12:23

  2. Lex Ferenda says:

    And sign the petition. Less than 10% of officers have signed. Pathetic! Man up and get a grip!!

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31250

    April 1st, 2012 at 12:25

  3. Whinger says:

    I have asked about 10 Officers in my nick!

    Not ONE is interested , indeed, some had no idea what I was talking about!

    The Fed NEED to send individual letters to officers informing them what is about to befall them not some ‘circular’!

    We will struggle to get 20,000 in my opinion.

    Apathy is ruling!

    April 1st, 2012 at 14:37

  4. southernbobby says:

    I won’t be able to go because I have to work! 3 out of 5 shift workers will be rostered for duty- days lates and nights. Also as it is a week day a majority of 9-5 workers will also be required to be at work. The only officers available to go will be ones on rostered rest days and annual leave.
    This means if every officer who could go does go, it will still be well below half of serving officers.

    Will this be recognised by the media? Somehow I doubt it.

    April 2nd, 2012 at 09:42

  5. Tony says:

    I will be attending this time as it’s round the corner from where I police, however i do not expect a huge turn out, people at work do not seem interested at all. There seems to be a ‘well they’re gonna do it anyway so we’ll just sit back and let ‘em do it’ attitude. As for the Fed, I was a knats whisker away from cancelling my subscription last month. We pay a ludicrously high amount for someone to write letters (which get ignored) and arrange demo’s. Sort it out or massively lower our subscriptions

    April 11th, 2012 at 20:31

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