20 Nov New campaign launched to highlight officers’ entitlements
21 November 2018
Did You Know? will focus on a key theme each month, based on questions that we receive from our members. It will cover subjects including annual leave entitlements, working hours and working away from home.
The aim is to highlight key issues and to make sure serving officers know exactly what they can claim as part of their role.
Did You Know? is supported by the hashtags #KnowYourRights and #DidYouKnow and to help spread the word special graphics, posters and materials have been produced, which will be updated monthly.
John Apter, National Chair of PFEW, said making sure officers were informed was a key part of the campaign: “Every day officers across England and Wales go over and above the call of duty to protect the public. It’s essential that they claim their basic entitlements – especially at a time when their hard work and dedication is not being recognised in their pay packets.
“We will continue to fight for members’ best interests, but also hope this campaign will help officers to be aware of – and claim – what is rightfully theirs and help them to understand what support is out there.
“Officers work tirelessly to help the public: that is what they signed up to do and will continue to do, but it is important that if their much-needed day off is cancelled, or they miss an important family event because of work they get that time back or are compensated for it. Being a police officer means other parts of your life are simply put on hold and we need to ensure they are fully supported.”
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