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Government pushes ahead with transfer of Welsh probation staff on 1 December

UNISON had called for transfer to be delayed until February while negotiations on terms and conditions continue

One service, pay scale and bargaining structure

Conference calls for return to national bargaining in reunited probation service

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‘Don’t let them dim our lights’

Conference prepares for the organising challenge facing the union as government admits error of its ways on probation

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

Probation return to public control is welcome but must be administered locally, says UNISON

Grayling’s botched reforms have finally been abandoned

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Chief inspector’s report ‘final nail in coffin of probation privatisation’

UNISON calls for probation to be brought back into public sector as a reunified and locally run service

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It’s time to bring probation back as a public service, government told

Probation Alliance, including UNISON, writes to justice secretary David Gauke

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.

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.

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Probation staff taking action short of strike

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

Probation staff set for second strike in England and Wales

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