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Probation pay update – two hour strike on 14 July

UNISON will be calling all NPS and CRC members to take a two hour strike on Tuesday 14 July from 08.00 to 10.00 in support of the campaign for fair pay for all probation workers. All members are asked to observe the strike by not reporting for work until 10am on 14 July. Members in NPS and […]

National Probation Service members to switch subs payment to direct debit

As part of the Tory’s attacks on trade union organisation the Ministry of Justice has decided to stop UNISON members in the National Probation Service (NPS) from paying their monthly membership subscriptions from their salaries. UNISON is advising NPS members to set up payment by direct debit as soon as possible to ensure they remain fully […]

Probation industrial action called off to allow for further talks

UNISON’s Probation Committee has agreed to suspend the strike called for Thursday 11 June, and the action short of strike action due to have started on Friday 12 June, in order to allow further talks to take place to seek to resolve the 2014 pay dispute. This follows discussions with the employers at ACAS, the […]

Ambulance crews predict deaths and drug errors if excessive working hours aren’t ended

The East of England Ambulance branch have produced a shocking film exposing the dangers to staff and patients caused by ambulance crews being required to regularly work excessive hours. In the film paramedics talk about their fears of falling asleep at the wheel, making a drug error or having a road accident. Because crews are required […]

Worried about back to school costs?

Are you struggling to cope with the rising cost of living? Finding that you’re having to economise in every area of expenditure? Help is on hand Families with children living on a low income struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when those […]

Probation staff vote to strike over pay

NPS and CRC UNISON members have voted decisively for industrial action over the 0% pay offer for 2014. The ballot questions asked members: Are you prepared to take part in a strike? Are you prepared to take part in action short of a strike? UNISON asked members to vote yes to both questions. The results […]

Advice for UNISON Members in Probation Working for Sodexo

Napo, UNISON and GMB are opposed to the 600 job cuts announced by Sodexo in early April to deliver on the proposed operating model for the 6 CRCs. We are also extremely concerned at reports that none of the 6 Sodexo-owned CRCs is planning to honour the terms of the national enhanced voluntary redundancy scheme […]