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by GlynB
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: diversity check for PCSOs
Replies: 12
Views: 2431

Re: diversity check for PCSOs

Number 4 is a Hindu symbol. The arms are bent in a clockwise direction, unlike those of the Swastika the right wing Nazis of and represents good fortune. This was, I believe, also a sign used by a 19th century Christian movement known as the New Church
by GlynB
Wed May 15, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO Progression
Replies: 17
Views: 3184

Re: PCSO Progression

Exactly the same position remains. We have PCSO Supervisors

Attempts to disestablish the PCSO Supervisor role were abandoned for sound economic and operational reasons.

Other forces don't want them. That's their choice.
by GlynB
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Unison Pay Rise Consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Unison Pay Rise Consultation

Kate Many thanks for your positive contribution. I doubt, as you do, that it will be necessary for you to indecently expose yourself in the Nation's capital. As far as being useless, I can offer the following marginal improvements that our Branch has achieved in recent years. Additional annual leave...
by GlynB
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Unison Pay Rise Consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Unison Pay Rise Consultation

Catweazle Many thanks for complimenting me for “meaning well”. The majority of my post is a statement of fact relating to how the contract of employment is formed and maintained. In respect of the timing of a pay claim, there is never a good time, especially from an employers’ perspective. However, ...
by GlynB
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Unison Pay Rise Consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: Unison Pay Rise Consultation

The concept of the contract of employment is that the employer and employee are equal partners and as such either side can seek to change the arrangements by a process of negotiation. Cleary the real power lies with the employer who holds the purse strings. When workers are in short supply the emplo...
by GlynB
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Rookie PCSO
Topic: Do I take out the Pension!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3647

Re: Do I take out the Pension!!!

As far as I can ascertain the Metropolitan Police Civil Staff Pension Scheme is part of the Civil Service Scheme. Both alternatives offered by MPS are identical to those within the principle civil service scheme. The best way to determine if the clause relating to the Minister withholding payment wo...
by GlynB
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Rookie PCSO
Topic: Do I take out the Pension!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3647

Re: Do I take out the Pension!!!

Most PCSOs, as employees of Police & Crime Commissioners or Chief Constables will be members of the Local Government Pension Scheme. This is a “funded scheme”, similar to private company defined benefit schemes, as opposed to the other schemes in the public sector that are paid from the general gove...
by GlynB
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs

Steve 999 More hours worked at weekends because additional weekend shifts are being required i.e "longer" qualifying hours for the weekend pay. Many are also working a greater span of hours across the day, thus increased shift pay. Still 37 hours per week in total for a full time worker It was no se...
by GlynB
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs

Steve 999 The increase in weekend working for most SYP PCSOs has been under debate for about a year as I am sure you know. This is well before the election. The change was driven by District's belief that there was a greater demand.You will be aware that for many this has not been a welcome change. ...
by GlynB
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs

Steve 999 I know not what benefit might ensue from having given moderate levels of financial and material support to the successful Labour candidates. This was to help them get elected and, as far as I am aware does not continue into the job UNISON Labour Link decided to support the 3 above named ca...
by GlynB
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Pay cut for new PCs. How will affect PCSOs

Sorry to say that Winsor part 2 does seek to reduce the pay and conditions of police staff including PCSOs. Winsor 2 re proposes the changes that had been rejected from Winsor 1 for police staff and includes several more If recommendations are accepted or force through, shift pay and weekend working...
by GlynB
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Sir, Marm or first name ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1162

Re: Sir, Marm or first name ?

Is there are force policy on the matter? If not it seems unlikely that any disciplinary action would be successful. For much of my 27 years as a member of staff (traffic warden, HR officer, PCSO Supervisor) I elected to call Inspectors and above Sir or Marm, especially if I did not know them persona...
by GlynB
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Code of conduct help
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Code of conduct help

If you are employed by a Force that is a member of the Police Staff Council (PSC) it is highly likely that you are subject o the PSC Code of Professional Behaviour. This may be viewed on the PSC web page and is contained in joint circular 54. Reference should be made in your contract and/or your con...
by GlynB
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Career Break ~ Study time
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Career Break ~ Study time

Much will depend on your Force policy. Full time study is usually regarded as a legitimate reason for applying for career break. However, you must understand it is totally discretionary and the employer may decline for many reasons including "business need" In general terms there will usually be a m...
by GlynB
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: court case while you're off sick
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: court case while you're off sick

Fit notes which replaced sick notes, may indicate that a person should refrain from work and/or can indicate what type of work can be undertaken or refrained from This is the first time I have seen any indication that a force does not regard being so unwell that one should be off sick and advised to...