Eastern activists at the Police and Justice conference

Police and justice branches showing us how to build the union

Across UNISON, every branch is working towards an ambitious target: increase membership by 1% over 2023. Having more members isn’t about prestige, it’s about having more strength to fight for better pay, better workplaces and better public services. As a region, we’re making great progress to finish 2023 above 1%, but no-one’s getting complacent in […]

Police community support officers seen from behind

East of England police face budget shortfall of £110m by 2026

An analysis of police financial forecasts has revealed that police forces in the East of England could face a budget shortfall of over £110 million by 2026, potentially putting public safety at risk, says UNISON today. The data, based on medium-term financial plans submitted by individual police forces to their local police and crime panels, reveals […]

Cambridgeshire police cuts ‘will make it harder to access justice’, says UNISON

Cambridgeshire Constabulary announced plans today to halve police community support officer (PCSO) numbers, disband the community safety team – which provides crime prevention advice to the public and local businesses – and close enquiry offices. UNISON Eastern regional organiser Jeff Keighley said: “It’s no good recruiting more police officers only to have to slash the numbers […]