- 23-03-2012, 13:23 #61
Listening to LBC recently raised a very balanced debate on this subject however highlighted the fact that retaining 'experienced' personnel as well as recruiting the right caliber of future Police will be a struggle due to the current package offered.
I agree with others that the Police are well paid, but restructuring/stripping them of core elements will just make it a far less attractive career for others to consider, and not forgetting job security aspect.
- 23-03-2012, 13:39 #62
I also 100% agree with you that everyones in the same boat back in the UK and that everyone has to take a bite of the shit sandwich but some of the stuff I'm hearing about Winsor (and I imagine it's not all 100% accurate as I'm 4500 miles away) speaks of someone who can make any "suggestion" he likes without the need to worry about the people who's livelihoods he's attacking actually being able to bite back, or at least have a small amount of bargaining power.
If I was still in the OB back in the UK I'd be ashamed if they stooped as low as the FBU.
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- 23-03-2012, 13:51 #63
I always love the private/public sector comparisons along with the 'everyone has to take a bite of the sh*t sandwich etc.'.
Well, that's a load of rubbish.
Firstly, it is easier to take a bite of said sh*t sandwich if you are being led by example (think MPs). Equally anyone with any real incite will know that the Police (as with most other public sector/law enforcement agencies) are incredibly top heavy with 'management' (cull at the top - it is still increasing).
Secondly I would love to see these private sector comparabilities - with the fire/police/border etc. Seriously - who the f*ck else scrapes children off motorways etc.? The only comparison I can think of is public/private sector nursing and I think I know who is the better off there.
I actually don't support a right to strike for the Police, but neither do I support such a hypocritical and vindictive government (still kicking myself for voting for them). Like taking candy from a baby - lets see them tackle the real financial issues and in particular those f*cking responsible for this mess. Those in the know (ie in the midst of these cuts) KNOW - this country is anything but safe as a result of this government - anything but.
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