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 regional organiser Lorraine Kalaher said: “The probation employers’ zero per cent pay offer is an insult to hardworking staff who have been put through the misery of the government’s misguided reforms.

“There is still time for the employers to come up with a decent pay deal and avoid further disruption.”

In a ballot that closed in June, 73 per cent of members voted yes for industrial action.