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.

UNISON and National Police Chiefs’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment

This research finds levels of sexual harassment consistent with that reported in police forces internationally as well as other workplace surveys.

‘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 […]

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.

Renationalise failing privatised probation services, say unions

The government must bring failing privatised probation services back under public control instead of leaving the taxpayer to bail them out, UNISON, NAPO and GMB said today (Wednesday). The three public service unions have written to justice secretary David Lidington highlighting how ‘risky and controversial’ reforms – where private probation firms manage thousands of people who have […]

Government must stop cutting police force jobs, says UNISON

In response to new figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing a sharp rise in violent crime, UNISON national officer for police staff Ben Priestley said: “This worrying rise isn’t surprising given years of police force cuts. “Solving and preventing crime has become harder with fewer staff. “More people will […]

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts