From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too
The government’s admission that privatisation of the probation service has failed is welcome, but it doesn’t go far enough
Grayling’s botched reforms have finally been abandoned
Time to return services to public control
UNISON calls for probation to be brought back into public sector as a reunified and locally run service
Firm’s collapse another example of catastrophic failures of privatisation
NAO report shows failures of privatised probation contracts
UNISON backs petition launched by We Own It for probation services in England and Wales to be brought back in house
Monday 25 February 2019 For immediate release Government must end private contracts before it’s too late, say probation unions Unions have urged the Justice Secretary to end the failed system of privatised probation contracts and bring them back into public ownership before there is ‘drastic and irreversible damage’ to the service. In a joint letter […]
The government must immediately step in to bring these collapsed services back in-house
Probation Alliance, including UNISON, writes to justice secretary David Gauke
UNISON’s police and justice sector heard of the many problems caused by privatisation in the justice sector at their national conference.
This is the last chance saloon for the probation service and rescue plans proposed by the MoJ just don’t cut the mustard.
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 […]
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 […]