Pay and morale: have your say in Federation survey

Dyfed Powys Police Federation members are being urged to have their say in this year’s pay and morale survey.

Secretary Roger Webb said findings from the survey will support the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) campaign for fairer pay and an independent pay mechanism.

Roger said: “This is a really important survey and helps us get a clearer picture of the issues facing members and the pressures they’re under.

“Our members are facing mounting financial challenges as the cost of living spirals and more is being demanded of them at work.

“It’s vital that you have your say and your voice is heard. And we will take that to the Government as part of our campaign for fairer pay and a fairer system of pay.”

The survey is launched on Monday 5 September, and aims to gain views from frontline officers on a range of key issues.

The results will be used to support Police Federation campaign for fairer pay and an independent pay mechanism.

The survey findings will also enable it to highlight areas where change is needed and support its drive to improve working conditions for officers.

And for the first time, this year’s survey will also gather evidence on demand, capacity and welfare issues to give the Government, key stakeholders and members of the public a comprehensive insight into the realities of policing.

National Federation chair Steve Hartshorn said: “Survey fatigue is understandable, this is why we’ve taken measures to amalgamate the pay and conditions surveys, but your opinion matters to us, and by taking the time to fill in this year’s pay and morale survey, you can help us make a difference and fight for what you need, because together our voices are stronger and more impactful.”

The survey is conducted by PFEW’s in-house research department and is the only consistent national survey that represents members’ attitudes to pay and conditions.