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10 September 2012
Unite fringe on police privatisation at the TUC, Tuesday, 11 September
The police service would not be able to mount the efficient operation that it put on during the Olympics, if the Games happened next year, because of the privatisation threat to police staff.
The 43 police forces in England are facing the privatisation of such vital staff as forensics, scenes of crimes officers, 999 call handlers, and sex offender register managers.
This flagship policy of Home Secretary, Theresa May will see thousands of police staff losing their jobs, as private firms such as G4S take over every function in the police service, except that of the power of arrest.
Unite, the largest union in the country, fears that by the end of 2013 the vast majority of English forces will be in private hands – ending a 160-year-old tradition of policing.
To hear the latest position, the media are invited to the 999 emergencies – No to the NHS and police sell offs fringe meeting at the TUC Congress.
Time: from 12.30pm, Tuesday, 11 September
Where: The Osborne Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road
The speakers include: Caren Evans and Carl White, West Midlands police employees and leading campaigners against the sell-off of that force.
Clare Moody, Labour Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Wiltshire.