Police Negotiating Board for Scotland: constitution

The Police Negotiating Board for Scotland (PNBS) is a public body that negotiates the pay, terms and conditions of Police Officers in Scotland, through collective bargaining. The constitution sets out how the PNBS will reach agreements, or if failing to agree, how conciliation and/or arbitration is carried out.

Meetings, Sub Committees and Working Groups

23. All meetings of the Board, and any sub-committees or working groups, will be called by or on behalf of the Chairperson. The Chairperson may call a meeting at the request of either Side, on the Chairperson's own initiative, or in such other circumstances as the Board may determine.

24. The proceedings of the Board, or a sub-committee, or working group will not be invalidated if it is subsequently discovered that there was some defect in the appointment of a member or of a replacement for a member.

25. Subject to the other provisions of this constitution, it is for the Chairperson to decide how meetings of the Board will be conducted. When the Chairperson does not preside at a sub-committee, or working group, it will be for the members of that sub-committee, or working group, to decide how meetings are conducted.


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