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Police unable to strike after poor ballot turnout
11:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
Thames Valley Police officers will not have the right to take industrial action after just 40 per cent of eligible members voted in a ballot on the issue.
Out of the 4,373 officers eligible to vote, only 1,781 took part in the ballot, with 1,281 voting in favour of the Police Federation campaign for the right to take industrial action.
Nationally only 42 per cent took part in the ballot – not enough to seek a mandate under its rules.