POLICE & JUSTICE

UNISON is one of the largest unions in police and the justice system, with more than 50,000 members.

We protect you so you can focus on protecting others. We help and support individuals, bargain collectively and campaign to protect jobs and services.

Police and justice service group has members working for police forces in England and Wales, the police service in Scotland, the probation service in England, Cafcass and private companies working in police and probation. Find out how the service group works and how we negotiate for better pay and conditions.

We help and support individual members who face difficulties at work; we negotiate pay and conditions; we campaign on behalf of workers to protect jobs, services, health and safety and equalities. We want public services to remain in the public sector.

We are proud to represent your best interests and to fight for the recognition you deserve for the essential public services you provide.

Who are our members in police and justice?

UNISON’s police and justice service group has members working for:

  • police forces in England and Wales;
  • the police service of Scotland;
  • the National Probation Service;
  • community rehabilitation companies;
  • the Child and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass);
  • private companies working in police and probation throughout the UK.

How we look after you

When you join UNISON in police and justice you will become a member of a local UNISON branch:

  • police branch
  • probation branch
  • joint police and justice branch

In each UNISON region we have a regional police and justice committee to bring together representatives from police and probation to make sure that members’ interests are being addressed.

Negotiating for better pay and conditions

UNISON organises at a branch, regional and national level to address our members’ needs. We then use our collective voice and our strength in numbers to negotiate for better pay and conditions. We negotiate/speak for you at:

  • police staff council for England and Wales;
  • police advisory board for England and Wales;
  • the police service of Scotland;
  • the national negotiating council for the National Probation Service and community rehabilitation companies;
  • Cafcass joint negotiating and consultative forum.

The benefits of UNISON membership

Besides negotiating for better pay and conditions and campaigning against privatisation and budget cuts at a national level, we also help our members individually with:

  • redundancy;
  • disciplinary action;
  • grievances;
  • Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigations.

 

UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors.

We represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services.

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