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

Government plans to privatise probation breach forced labour regulations

UNISON, NAPO and GMB Unions report UK to ILO for breach of Forced Labour Convention.

Agreement reached in probation dispute

Agreement has been reached on the staff transfer and protections agreement that will cover the transfer of staff in the probation service

UNISON recommendation on final offer for probation workers

Consultation on offer to take place over the next two weeks (England and Wales)

Probation leak shows privatisation a risk to public

Newspaper report shows importance of backing campaign against sell-off – and of voting Yes in union’s industrial action ballot says UNISON

Probation talks break down

Union moving to prepare to ballot members over industrial action

Negotiations continue over transfer of probation service staff

UNISON and other probation unions prepare ‘final revised offer’ for the justice ministry and employer

Offender rehabilitation bill returns to Commons for second reading

UNISON members urged to lobby their MPs with opposition to probation privatisation

Advice for UNISON branches during Napo strike

Guidance for UNISON branches on dealing with the forthcoming Napo strike

Keep probation public – email your MP

Contact your MP and sign the online petition to stop the break-up and sell-off of the probation service

UNISON chief vows to continue fight against police cuts and privatisation

Dave Prentis pledges to put the weight of the union behind the fight against the cuts and privatisation of the police and probation services

Probation service privatisation fuels total confusion

UNISON, the UK’s largest union today hit out at the £450m probation privatisation package announced by Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, calling it “ill prepared” and likely to result in long-term damage to the service.

Public urged to join protest to oppose probation privatisation

UNISON Cymru/Wales lunchtime protests take place tomorrow (19 September) to oppose the privatisation of probation services, which would be catastrophic for communities across Wales

Calling all probation members for a protest

UNISON is calling on members to support a protest against probation privatisation this Thursday

Congress calls for inquiry into probation sell off

UNISON accuses government of not knowing the price of public safety or justice over plans to privatise probation service