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Police to vote on strike powers
8:44am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
POLICE officers will vote on whether they want full industrial rights in the New Year.
Officers forego certain employment rights, such as the right to strike, in exchange for better pensions after a 30 year career.
But the pensions are being reduced and the length of career extended meaning officers are losing the advantages but still keeping the disadvantages.
Mark Smith, chairman of the Essex Police Federation, said officers do not want to strike but are angry at their treatment by the Government.
The Police Federation will organise the ballot by the end of February.