‘Lacklustre’ probation rescue plan will fail, says UNISON

Commenting on Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service’s (HMPPS) rescue plan for probation announced today (Friday), UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “These lacklustre proposals are half-hearted and ill-thought-out. “Last month the Justice Select Committee laid bare the failings of the government’s probation reforms. This rescue plan is just more of the same. Probation will […]

Probation service is not fit for purpose

Commenting on the report Transforming Rehabilitation published today (Friday) by the Justice Select Committee, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “This shows the government’s probation reforms have failed and must be replaced. “Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service has shown itself to be totally unfit to be in charge. It’s not only failing […]

UNISON and Napo probation workers in day of protest over pay

Ministers bailed out the failing privatised companies to the tune of £342m. Yet they can’t find a penny to increase pay for probation staff.

Privatising overnight supervision in probation hostels risks public safety

With this dangerous experiment, ministers are gambling with public safety

‘Now is the time to win for our members’

UNISON general secretary speaks at union’s police and justice service group conference

Delegates highlight danger of further privatisation in probation

The National Probation Service has proposed extending the use of private providers in approved premises

Delegates highlight changes to probation service negotiation

Police and justice conference debates the changing nature of negotiation

Welsh probation services threatened

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

a probation worker with a man

Probation staff taking action short of strike

Probation workers are taking action short of strike between now and 2 October

Probation staff set for second strike in England and Wales

Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September

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 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

National Probation Service members urged to ensure they don’t lose out

Members working for the National Probation Service are being urged to make sure that they don’t lose their UNISON membership due to payment changes

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