Conference prepares for the organising challenge facing the union as government admits error of its ways on probation
UNISON calls for probation to be brought back into public sector as a reunified and locally run service
NAO report shows failures of privatised probation contracts
UNISON backs petition launched by We Own It for probation services in England and Wales to be brought back in house
Probation Alliance, including UNISON, writes to justice secretary David Gauke
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.
Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September