1956 Association takes a stance on Secondary Employment

In 1956 The Association took a stance on the issue of Police working second jobs which was radically different to the subsequent arguments it advanced in the years following.

In an editorial in the January 1956 Police New, Frank Laut noted that a number of other unions had complained to the Association because police were working in other jobs, especially when they were on annual leave. Additionally, this practice was also opposed by the Police Department at the time.


“The executive has reiterated its earlier decision that this practice must be stopped and will take whatever action necessary to carry out that decision. Members should know that a union cannot countenance of its members working two jobs, this being contrary to accepted industrial principles. The Police Department too has opposed this action and has in the past take punitive action against policemen in this regard.”