Today (24th July) a ‘failure to agree’ was registered at the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) meeting in relation to the Winsor Part Two recommendations. Responding, Paul McKeever, Chair and Graham Cassidy, Vice-Chair of the Staff Side of the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) said:

” The bitterly disappointing ideologically-based decision today by the Official Side of the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) to reject the Staff Side’s alternative offer to changes to police officers’ pay and terms and conditions of service demonstrates the total contempt and complete lack of respect and appreciation this government has for police officers in England and Wales; many of whom will be left seriously questioning their futures just days before the Olympic Games.

” A failure to agree has been registered by the independent Chair of the PNB and the matter will be referred to the Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT). Regrettably, this news will do nothing to lift morale in a police service which has already played its part to help tackle the country’s fiscal problems but feels subjected to a very personal and unjustified attack by the government.”

The full statement and further updates can be found at http://www.polfed.org/