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

Police staff publish 5% pay claim for England and Wales

Unions publish joint claim which also calls for two lowest pay points to be deleted

Police staff unions submit pay claim

England and Wales pay claim seeks 5% increase, while addressing a number of issues, including annual leave disparity

UNISON condemns government’s violent crime proposals

Pressure on schools and NHS staff to tackle crime is deflecting attention from failure to fund services adequately, union says

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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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Tell David Gauke to make probation public again

UNISON backs petition launched by We Own It for probation services in England and Wales to be brought back in house

Nelson Mandela Award winner issues challenge to employers

Mo Mohammed says it’s one thing for public services to recruit a diverse workforce but another to retain it

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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

Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening

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Listen to what police staff have to say, Home Office told

UNISON surveys 4,500 police staff members on issues facing them as home secretary conducts ‘frontline review’ to ‘better understand’ service’s experience and needs

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Police staff members agree pay offer

The 2% pay rise in England and Wales will be backdated to 1 September 2018

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