Jamie Thompson, the Cheshire Police Federation chairman, says officers feel worthless after they were told there would be no pay award this year.
The Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB), tasked by the Government with recommending whether salaries should rise, has argued that doing so this time around was out of its remit.
So how did we get here?
Host Andrew Simpson receives an answer to that question before seeking to find out how an apparent stand-off with the Home Secretary can be ended.
Among the subjects tackled during this episode are:
What are the consequences for officers of no pay award?
Can trust be restored between the police service and the Home Secretary?
Why the Federation can’t behave in a dispute like other workplace associations or trade unions
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