Devon and Cornwall police force faces FOI requests from members of staff

Devon and Cornwall police staff are using the Freedom of Information Act in order to discover how a review was carried out that concluded their pay should be cut.

Around 60 civilian staff have applied to the Devon and Cornwall police force for details of the controversial job evaluation plan. The plan, a regrading exercise, caused uproar when it was revealed that it would result in some staff being faced with pay cuts of up to £8,000. The force only backed down after civilian staff staged a series of walkouts.

The staff who have applied for information are hoping to find out about the events that led to the dispute, how it was handled and what the force plans to do next.

Staff seek pay fiasco information (BBC website, 11 June 2005)