‘Where is ‘Your Survey’?’ asks UNISON Police Staff Scotland

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2015

UNISON has demanded that Police Scotland publish the results of the Police Staff Survey immediately. This survey is expected to give a true reflection of how police staff and officers feel about working in the new single service. UNISON members are angry that the survey results have been delayed for so long.

Branch secretary George McIrvine backed Scottish Labour’s call to publish the results of the survey which concluded at the end of June.

“It was disappointing that the workforce had to wait two years before the employer finally agreed to conduct a staff survey without having to wait even longer for the findings.”

“UNISON police branch worked with Police Scotland to shape the survey and ensure the feedback was relevant and accurate however there has been ‘radio silence’ from them for over 4 weeks. We have consistently asked that they present the findings as soon as possible.”

“UNISON is concerned that they are delaying publication because the staff survey is not comfortable reading for Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. The reality is the survey will reflect what hundreds of police civilian staff across Scotland have been telling UNISON.

“Since the merger to one Scottish police force the workforce are under extreme pressure resulting in low morale, they are concerned about job security and worried about what the future holds for them within Scottish policing.”


Notes for editors

  • UNISON has the greatest density of union membership in the Police Service of Scotland.
  • ‘Your Survey’ is the name of the internal staff and police officer survey conducted by Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority.

For more information please contact: 

  • George McIrvine, Branch Secretary of UNISON’s Police Staff Scotland Branch, 07842 542 677
  • Gerry Crawley, Regional Organiser for UNISON Scotland, 07958 121 805
  • David Malcolm, Communication Officer for UNISON’s Police Staff Scotland Branch, 07885 621 271