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Police strike

Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was on the Police Federation voting to have the right to strike, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister thought it was a matter for the Police Federation, but ensuring public safety and national security were key priorities for the Government and that was why police officers could not take strike action.

The police were not the only group with restrictions on industrial action or chose not to strike on principle; prison officers and the armed forces also had restrictions. We had had meetings with the federation’s leadership and other police staff associations throughout the pay negotiations and we would continue to talk to them on this issue.

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