Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime to strike over pay

Nearly 100 PCS members working for MOPAC will take five days of strike action later this month.

PCS members at the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) will strike on 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26 September after management refused to negotiate on their pay, pensions, job security and redundancy terms.

MOPAC staff are responsible for the London equivalent of a regional Police and Crime Commission. They oversee financial scrutiny of the London Metropolitan Police and are directly accountable to the mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Following PCS’s campaign including targeted and all-out action by PCS members, the government made an improved offer of a 4.5-5% pay rise for 2023/4 and a non-consolidated cost-of-living payment of £1,500. Despite this, and without consultation, MOPAC has only offered £500 on top of a previously paid £500 non-consolidated payment for 2022/23.

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “It’s clear that staff at MOPAC are as hard-working and as hard-done-by as other civil servants. It’s galling enough for them to be ignored by their CEO, let alone have their cost-of-living payment reduced to a third of the government’s offer. These strikes will send a message that can’t be dismissed. The position is also clear: members hope for meaningful talks and a meaningful offer - and they won’t be taken advantage of.”