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 […]
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.
With this dangerous experiment, ministers are gambling with public safety
UNISON general secretary speaks at union’s police and justice service group conference
The National Probation Service has proposed extending the use of private providers in approved premises
Police and justice conference debates the changing nature of negotiation
Uncertain future for Wales Community Rehabilitation Centre staff after plans announced to cut finances by 40%
Probation workers are taking action short of strike between now and 2 October
Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September
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