Well, not quite. But a poll amongst police, in which 46% of them responded, almost 90% of them voted to lobby for the right to strike if recommendations by independent review bodies (on things like pay) were not implemented in full. LINK http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/may/20/tradeunions.police I don't think they will ever get the right to "withdraw" their labour but, if they did, maybe the Armed Forces could point to this as a precedent and try and wangle the same rights. No, that will definitely not, and should not, ever happen. The amount of time I see police not hanging round motorways or rushing back to the station for shift change over time in their Z cars could be classed as zilch so would going on strike make any difference? Would anyone notice?