Resolutions

 

2019 Annual Report

Full Report

 

Motions for Conference 2019

Motion 1 – NEC

That this Conference mandates the National Executive Committee to raise the monthly Defence Police Federation subscriptions to £18.67 per month which will equate to a rate of 1% of pay point 1 of a Constables salary (£22,407) to be effective from January 1st 2020.

CARRIED

Motion 2 – NEC

That this Conference deletes Rule 3 (d) of the Defence Police Federation Rules & Constitution (2017 version) with immediate effect.

CARRIED

Motion 3 – NEC

That this Conference inserts into the Defence Police Federation Rules & Constitution (2017 version) new Rule 13 (d) with immediate effect.

Rule 13 (d) Duties of Chairman

(i)        The Chairman shall have the specific power to appoint any former and/or retired member of the Ministry of Defence Police, who was an Accredited “Federation Friend” to assist the Federation with the discharge of its duties and functions in that specific regard.

(ii)       Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule will not, under any circumstances, be considered to be an employee of the Federation or create any other form of employment relationship but will be considered as a “volunteer”.

(iii)      Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule will enter into a “Volunteer Agreement” with the Federation to act as an Accredited “Federation Friend” on such terms and for such remuneration and for such periods as the Chairman shall determine. For the avoidance of doubt, remuneration under this Rule shall be limited to reasonable reimbursement for actual travel and subsistence incurred in the performance of the duties of an Accredited “Federation Friend”. 

(iv)      An annual payment of an amount no higher than the maximum payable under the Federations Honoraria process may be made to the Volunteer Accredited “Federation Friend” or any other serving Accredited Friend so nominated. For the avoidance of any doubt, any payment to an Accredited “Federation Friend” under this process, the Accredited “Federation Friend” will be responsible for paying all taxes, levies, duties or other such similar liabilities arising therefrom to the appropriate authority. No taxation liability will fall upon the Federation whatsoever.

(v)       Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule will, as a pre-requisite for appointment, possess the requisite security clearance, qualifications and experience upon which the Federation can rely for the discharge of its duties and functions in this regard. The person so appointed will be responsible for and maintain their security clearance, professional competency and qualifications accordingly.

(vi)      The National Executive Committee shall thereafter ratify (or otherwise) any such appointment. No Volunteer Agreement will be considered valid until the National Executive Committee has formally ratified the same.

WITHDRAWN

Motion 4 – Southern Area

That this Conference mandates the National Executive Committee to engage with the Chief Constable MDP to introduce a Special Priority Allowance (or other Allowance) payable to police officers who work on a rostered shift pattern on the Force’s Marine Units and who are qualified as MCA/RYA Yacht Master Coastal and above to recognise their specialised duties, responsibilities and professional qualifications.

CARRIED

Motion 5 – Northern Area

That this Conference mandates the National Executive Committee to re-engage with the Chief Constable MDP concerning the issue of the Unsocial Hours Allowance and insist on its immediate implementation.

CARRIED

Motion 6 – Northern Area

That this Conference mandates the National Executive Committee to re-engage with the Chief Constable MDP and the Ministry of Defence to highlight the disparity in pay between MDP officers serving north and south of the English/Scottish border and seek an equitable solution to this serious problem.

CARRIED

Motion 7 – Southern Area

That this Conference mandates the National Executive Committee to negotiate with the CCMDP for the implementation of concessionary travel (on the same terms and conditions as are afforded to Home Department Police officers) for all Ministry of Defence Police officers who are based within central London.

CARRIED

Emergency Motions (from the Conference floor)

Emergency Motion 1 – NEC

That this Conference inserts into the Defence Police Federation Rules & Constitution (2017 version) new Rule 13 (d) with immediate effect.

Rule 13 (d) Duties of Chairman

(i)     The Chairman shall have the specific power to appoint any former and/or retired member of the Ministry of Defence Police, who was an Accredited “Federation Friend” to assist the Federation with the discharge of its duties and functions in that specific regard.

(ii)      Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule will not, under any circumstances, be considered to be an employee of the Federation or create any other form of employment relationship but will be considered as a “volunteer”.

(iii)     Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule will enter into a “Volunteer Agreement” with the Federation to act as an Accredited “Federation Friend” on such terms and for such remuneration and for such periods as the Chairman shall determine. For the avoidance of doubt, remuneration under this Rule shall be limited to reasonable reimbursement for actual travel and subsistence incurred in the performance of the duties of an Accredited “Federation Friend”.

(iv)     Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule, or any other serving Accredited Friend so nominated, may be eligible for an annual payment, which will be no more than the maximum amount which is payable under the Federations separate honoraria scheme. Payments under this Rule, of whatever amount, will only be payable on the authority of the National Executive Committee and will be subject to any conditions that the National Executive Committee may stipulate.

(v)      Any person(s) so appointed under this Rule will, as a pre-requisite for appointment, possess the necessary qualifications and experience upon which the Federation can rely for the discharge of its duties and functions in this regard. Any person(s) so appointed will also continue to be subject to the Ministry of Defence’s security clearance requirements to the necessary level for the information and material which they may have access to during their work on behalf of the Federation.

(vi)    The National Executive Committee shall thereafter ratify (or otherwise) any such appointment. No Volunteer Agreement will be considered valid until the National Executive Committee has formally ratified the same.

CARRIED

Emergency Motion 2 – NEC

RULE 20 Amendment     SENIOR SUPERVISORY GRADES

a. Within the federation, the Senior Supervisory Grade members will elect two Senior Supervisory Grade Branch Representatives, who will also be part of the National Executive Committee by virtue of their position. Each member shall serve for three years.

b. The Senior Supervisory Grade Branch Representatives shall be responsible for advising the National Executive Committee on all matters especially appertaining to Senior Supervisory Grade members and for assisting the establishment of machinery at National level for the negotiation of matters specifically concerning Senior Supervisory Grade members, as they may be considered necessary.

c. They shall maintain liaison between Senior Supervisory Grades and members in all areas and between those Senior Supervisory Grade members and the National Executive Committee.

d. It is preferable that one of the SSG representatives is drawn from the Inspecting grades and one from the Superintending grades, but not a requirement.

CARRIED

Emergency Motion 3 – Northern Area

wording pending

CARRIED

Please Note:

Any member of the Federation is entitled to attend the Annual Conference as a guest at their own expense; however they shall have no voting rights.