The government’s admission that privatisation of the probation service has failed is welcome, but it doesn’t go far enough
Grayling’s botched reforms have finally been abandoned
UNISON calls for probation to be brought back into public sector as a reunified and locally run service
Probation Alliance, including UNISON, writes to justice secretary David Gauke
UNISON’s police and justice sector heard of the many problems caused by privatisation in the justice sector at their national conference.
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.
Probation workers are taking action short of strike between now and 2 October
Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September