Search tagged probation: keep it public and local

Welsh probation services threatened

Uncertain future for Wales Community Rehabilitation Centre staff after plans announced to cut finances by 40%

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Probation workers stage two-hour stoppage over pay row

UNISON members are today (Tuesday) staging a two-hour stoppage in England and Wales between 8am and 10am in the ongoing dispute over pay

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Police and Justice Annual report 2013

UNISON Police and Justice Annual Report 2013

Media on the UNISON National site.

Probation Works: June 2014 probation news

Includes articles on: Staffing split, CRC bidders withdrawing from competition, “Stop the sell-off” campaign, TUC “Stand up for justice” campaign

Media on the UNISON National site.

Primary Justice Reloaded: A model for localised probation services

Primary Justice provides a real alternative view on how the justice system, and probation in particular, could be operated at a local and accountable level at a time when regionalisation, privatisation and the centralisation of decision-making appear to be the dominant driving forces

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON tells TUC delegates: ‘We must challenge the dogma that the market knows best’

UNISON delegates speak at range of TUC motions condemning effects of government policy across public services

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Protest day to mark closure of Probation Service

Probation workers in England and Wales are marking the last working day of the 107-year-old Probation Service today with a day of action highlighting their campaign to protect the probation service from privatisation

Article on the UNISON National site.

Agreement reached in probation dispute

Agreement has been reached on the staff transfer and protections agreement that will cover the transfer of staff in the probation service

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges members to lobby their MPs over new ‘gagging law’

New law threatens to gag charities, NGOs, blogs, think-tanks, trade unions and other campaigning organisations by severely restricting how much money they can spend on political campaigning in the year running up to a general election

Article on the UNISON National site.

Privatising probation, what comes first: your safety or their profits?

Press release: 99% of UNISON members working for the probation service have voted against privatisation

Article on the UNISON National site.

Probation workers reject government privatisation plans

Probation members care too much about the protection of communities to see their jobs sold off to the private sector

Article on the UNISON National site.

Probation service privatisation fuels total confusion

UNISON, the UK’s largest union today hit out at the £450m probation privatisation package announced by Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, calling it “ill prepared” and likely to result in long-term damage to the service.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Advice for UNISON branches during Napo strike

Guidance for UNISON branches on dealing with the forthcoming Napo strike

Article on the UNISON National site.

Probation leak shows privatisation a risk to public

Newspaper report shows importance of backing campaign against sell-off – and of voting Yes in union’s industrial action ballot says UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.