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.

Board Representation

8. The Board will consist of an Official Side and a Staff Side representing, and appointed by, the authorities and bodies ('the constituent bodies') listed in tables 1 and 2 below. Each constituent body will have the number of representatives shown.

Table 1 – Official Side
Constituent body Total
The Scottish Ministers 1
The Scottish Police Authority 3
The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland 2
Total 6
Table 2 – Staff Side
Constituent body Total
The Scottish Chief Police Officers Staff Association 1
The Association of Scottish Police Superintendents 1
The Scottish Police Federation 4
Total 6


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