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

Welsh probation services threatened

Uncertain future for Wales Community Rehabilitation Centre staff after plans announced to cut finances by 40%

Probation members prepare for action ballot in Sodexo companies

UNISON probation members working for six community rehabilitation companies owned by Sodexo could be balloted on industrial action over the company’s voluntary redundancy terms

Probation workers stage two-hour stoppage over pay row

UNISON members are today (Tuesday) staging a two-hour stoppage in England and Wales between 8am and 10am in the ongoing dispute over pay

UNISON calls for outsourcing inquiry after new research

Research from the Smith Institute shows that low-paid workers bear the brunt of contracting-out as their pay and conditions get worse

UNISON tells TUC delegates: ‘We must challenge the dogma that the market knows best’

UNISON delegates speak at range of TUC motions condemning effects of government policy across public services

Probation workers survey slams government privatisation plans

A survey of more than 1,000 probation workers has delivered a damning verdict on the government’s decision to break up the probation service

Probation provided good service in run-up to privatisation

Report shows that probation provided good service in run-up to privatisation

Securing the future of our public services

UNISON manifesto sets out the challenges facing public services and policies needed to meet them

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

NDC backs fight against making crime pay

UNISON national delegate conference supported calls to continue and build the campaign against the privatisation of probation services

EPSU leader spells out the Europe we want

EPSU general secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan’s message to UNISON’s local government conference was that we could change Europe for the betterment of the majority of its people

Protest day to mark closure of Probation Service

Probation workers in England and Wales are marking the last working day of the 107-year-old Probation Service today with a day of action highlighting their campaign to protect the probation service from privatisation

Probation day of action fliers available

Joint union fliers are available for branches organising around the probation day of action of 30 May

EPSU congress hears warning on global treaties

Delegates at the EPSU congress in Toulouse debated the threat from two global trade treaties currently being negotiated