If you don't mind me asking, are you British? I'm quite confused and even horrified that it is considered acceptable for police personel (or anyone else for that matter) to lose their right to receive their pay, their livelyhood, because they have an important job. We are all now having to manage our budgets, due to the credit crisis and have to do without luxuries to pay for basic needs. Surely emergency services personnel are not luxuries, but to take them for granted is definately not respect. As Danny and Flack have said in a previous episode, they have a job where they live from pay check to pay check, so cannot do without their salary. Why did the union not have this sorted out, that's why people pay their dues. Regarding Danny walking out after getting to work, maybe he had be on duty for 3 or 4 hours already, they do shift work after all. He got the call, and went home, as soon as he knew the situation, though I would have processed the crime scene first, if it was me. I must be the most evil person out. I was on strike and working to rule, lots of times in the 70s and 80s. If the public think people should work for free, I wonder if the whole union movement was a waste of time. I'll get off my soapbox now.