Seventy per cent of Cumbria's police officers would fight for right to strike
Last updated at 13:05, Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Seven out of 10 Cumbrian police officers would fight for the right to strike if the Government adopts a controversial package of reforms which could leave them at risk of being made redundant.
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Police are the last in a long line of public sector workers that the government are having a go at. First nurses, paramedics, fire fighters now police. Let me just remind the public who they call when they need help? We in Cumbria should be mindful of all the blue light services who have done us proud over recent years. Don't know where we would be - when do the blue lights ever refuse to attend when we phone 999. If the government chose to have Winsor from private sector railway background to review the police terms and conditions there should be no surprise at the backlash. Treat a service like an industry and this is what you get. Most police are professionals, it's a vocation; treat it like a private company at your peril England.
if these guys go on strike their will no other option but take law into our own hands.
To all the people who say the police are doing a bad job then do something about it. Provided you are not a criminal then join the Special Constabulary donate some time to your community and change things from the inside. Only then can you really comment on the job as you can't possibly know what a police officer deals with on a daily basis. They deserve to be treated with respect and if they are to be faced with redundancy then let them strike like anyone else can.