Apparently we’re going on a work to rule, the police that is. I’ve read it in 3 papers today so it must be true.
Of course, we can’t actually work-to-rule because we are banned from industrial action. The press reckon that because we’re being shafted again over pay, we’re going to stop doing the job all the favours & good will that is required to keep the machine rolling.
All the unpaid extra work, voluntary rest day working, all that kind of thing.
They printed an extract of a letter from the Federation to all its members which reminded officers of their duties & requirements & hinted that there were also a lot of things which we do as a given that we’re not required to do.
I’ve not seen anything which recommends any kind of withdrawal of good will, and to be honest, I don’t think it would work. There are too many people who will see some people withdrawing their overtime as a wonderful opportunity to grab some extra OTs. An awful lot of people rely on extra cash each month either just to get by or to keep them in the lifestyle they have grown accustomed to.
I expect that nothing will happen and we’ll get shafted either way.