Police and justice delegates highlight disability issues

Conference discussed the importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff and of supporting staff with mental health problems

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.

Barred from the force for cancer – the government lists stopping police staff doing their jobs

There was outcry at UNISON’s police and justice conference today at the new lists that bar police staff from jobs for life.  

Pay is top of agenda at police and justice conference

Pay reform in the police and probation service was the first topic of this year’s police and justice service group conference

‘Sexual harassment isn’t just about celebrities’

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea addresses police and justice conference

Cuts to police and justice sector put communities at risk, says UNISON

Rising crime rates can no longer be ignored by the government.

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.

Drop in criminals facing court as police lack resources to investigate

The number of reported crimes ending with a suspect in court has dropped along with police staff, while the use of volunteers in the police force is on the rise

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON

Whilst UNISON enjoyed the sun and the World Cup as much as the next union, we also didn’t let them stop us working as hard as ever on behalf of our members. Here are just some of our highlights from July

Violent crime is on the rise, but who is working to keep you safe?

Find out how many police officers, police staff and PCSOs you have in your area

Axing Norfolk’s PCSOs will make the county a less safe place

It’s no coincidence that as PCSO jobs have disappeared across the UK, crime rates have soared

Police and justice: Service group executive by-election result

Result of the by-election for the probation general seat on the police and justice service group executive.

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 […]