Union shirts lead to police action
Police are claiming a “campaign of persecution” after six officers from the same area had disciplinary action taken against them. They say they are outraged because they all fall within the same group and one of them is a union delegate.
The cases of alleged misconduct include two officers turning up for work but before the official roll-call wearing clothing with “police” on the front but a union title on the back. This was said to be against uniform regulations. These two officers were suspended for two months without pay.
Four others have been reprimanded, allegedly for wearing the same shirts.
The six are taking the action to court, claiming they are being picked on because of an association with the union.