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Government must end private contracts before it’s too late, say probation unions

Monday 25 February 2019 For immediate release Government must end private contracts before it’s too late, say probation unions Unions have urged the Justice Secretary to end the failed system of privatised probation contracts and bring them back into public ownership before there is ‘drastic and irreversible damage’ to the service. In a joint letter […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bring probation contracts back into public control to avoid further disaster

The government must immediately step in to bring these collapsed services back in-house

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Probation service is not fit for purpose

Commenting on the report Transforming Rehabilitation published today (Friday) by the Justice Select Committee, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “This shows the government’s probation reforms have failed and must be replaced. “Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service has shown itself to be totally unfit to be in charge. It’s not only failing […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Privatising overnight supervision in probation hostels risks public safety

With this dangerous experiment, ministers are gambling with public safety

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Probation staff taking action short of strike

Probation workers are taking action short of strike between now and 2 October

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

National Probation Service members urged to ensure they don’t lose out

Members working for the National Probation Service are being urged to make sure that they don’t lose their UNISON membership due to payment changes

Article on the UNISON National site.

May is bloomin’ magic as our wins grow

From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too

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 over 0% offer

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Interserve contracts must be bought back in-house, says UNISON

Firm’s collapse another example of catastrophic failures of privatisation

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Probation rescue plans will be disastrous

This is the last chance saloon for the probation service and rescue plans proposed by the MoJ just don’t cut the mustard.

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON and Napo probation workers in day of protest over pay

Ministers bailed out the failing privatised companies to the tune of £342m. Yet they can’t find a penny to increase pay for probation staff.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Welsh probation services threatened

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges probation members to strike on 14 July

UNISON is urging all probation members to take a two-hour strike on 14 July, in support of our campaign for fair pay

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON suspends probation strike to allow for more talks

UNISON has today (Tuesday) suspended the industrial action in probation planned for this Thursday in England to restart pay talks with the employer. The action short of strike action has also been suspended.

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Probation sell off will “destroy the service as we know it”

UNISON calls for a “rehabilitation revolution” – not regionalisation or privatisation – in order to keep our communities safe

Article on the UNISON National site.