Service group by-election results announced

The results of the by-elections for the executive committees of the police and justice, and local government service groups

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

UNISON names new probation strike date

UNISON members working in probation service in England to stage two-hour stoppage on Tuesday 14 July between 8am-10am in ongoing dispute over pay

Thousands back UNISON campaign against Nottinghamshire police cuts

Union’s Nottinghamshire Police branch secures 18,000 signatures after just four weeks of street-signing events

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.

Probation strike action suspended

UNISON’s Probation Committee has agreed to suspend the strike called for Thursday 11 June, and the action short of strike action due to have started on Friday 12 June, in order to allow further talks to take place to seek to resolve the 2014 pay dispute

Probation strike date set for 11 June 2015

UNISON members working in probation in England and Wales are to stage a 24-hour stoppage.

Probation staff vote yes to strike over pay row says UNISON

UNISON’s probation members working for the National Probation Service and the 21 outsourced Community Rehabilitation Companies in England and Wales have voted yes to industrial action over the zero per cent pay offer for 2014.

More than a quarter of police patrols withdrawn from our streets, says UNISON

More than 1,000 police community support officer (PCSO) jobs in England have been cut every year since 2010, leaving the public with little or no reassurance over safety, according to a UNISON report published today (Tuesday).

UNISON to ballot probation members for industrial action over pay row

Industrial action ballot notices are being issued today (Wednesday) by UNISON to probation employers in England and Wales including the National Probation Service (NPS) and the outsourced Community Rehabilitation Companies.

‘We need to look at role of volunteers in policing’

Union says a ‘bewildering range of police functions is now being given to well-meaning amateurs’

Government cuts to police scientific services are placing criminal investigations at risk, says UNISON

A UNISON report published (launched on 16 March) reveals the damaging impact of government cuts to police scientific services – with 83 per cent of police staff surveyed saying scenes of crime officer jobs had been cut in forces in England and Wales. Sixty one per cent reported job losses among fingerprint experts.

Stop Sussex police cuts

UNISON launches campaign against threatened loss of 1,000 police jobs by 2020

UNISON slams police and crime commissioner for turning down £2.3m

UNISON Cymru/Wales criticises Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner for decision to forego an additional £2.3m worth of funding

Police members say yes to pay offer

Members in England and Wales vote by 87% to accept 2.2% rise from March 2015