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UNISON to fight government plans to abolish probation service

The Ministry of Justice sets out its plans to radically reform the way in which probation services are delivered in England and Wales with the privatisation of 70% of probation work in 21 new contract areas

Article on the UNISON National 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. UNISON regional organiser Lorraine Kalaher said: “The probation employers’ zero per cent pay offer is an insult to hardworking staff who have been put through the misery of the government’s misguided reforms. “There […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Probation industrial action called off to allow for further talks

UNISON’s Probation Committee has agreed to suspend the strike called for Thursday 11 June, and the action short of strike action due to have started on Friday 12 June, in order to allow further talks to take place to seek to resolve the 2014 pay dispute. This follows discussions with the employers at ACAS, the […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Probation staff vote to strike over pay

NPS and CRC UNISON members have voted decisively for industrial action over the 0% pay offer for 2014. The ballot questions asked members: Are you prepared to take part in a strike? Are you prepared to take part in action short of a strike? UNISON asked members to vote yes to both questions. The results […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Probation given some vital medicine – but it’s not cured yet

The government’s admission that privatisation of the probation service has failed is welcome, but it doesn’t go far enough

Article on the UNISON National site.

Justice Select Committee Report Slams TR

The Justice Select Committee Report on Transforming Rehabilitation was published in June and UNISON responded on the same day to its findings. The Committee has delivered a damning Report on TR and its detrimental impact on service users, communities and staff. The Report bears out what UNISON has been saying for years, that TR has […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Fix probation flaws by returning services to public ownership, says UNISON

NAO report shows failures of privatised probation contracts

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Tell David Gauke to make probation public again

UNISON backs petition launched by We Own It for probation services in England and Wales to be brought back in house

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON – the union for probation staff

A recruitment leaflet aimed at staff working in the National Probation Service and community rehabilitation companies (CRCs).

Media on the UNISON National site.

Conference highlights ‘failure’ of probation privatisation

UNISON’s police and justice sector heard of the many problems caused by privatisation in the justice sector at their national conference.

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘Lacklustre’ probation rescue plan will fail, says UNISON

Commenting on Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service’s (HMPPS) rescue plan for probation announced today (Friday), UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “These lacklustre proposals are half-hearted and ill-thought-out. “Last month the Justice Select Committee laid bare the failings of the government’s probation reforms. This rescue plan is just more of the same. Probation will […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘Now is the time to win for our members’

UNISON general secretary speaks at union’s police and justice service group conference

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Probation staff set for second strike in England and Wales

Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Delegates highlight danger of further privatisation in probation

The National Probation Service has proposed extending the use of private providers in approved premises

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON names new probation strike date

UNISON members working in probation service in England to stage two-hour stoppage on Tuesday 14 July between 8am-10am in ongoing dispute over pay

Press release on the UNISON National site.