It was of some concern to see the unwelcome developments around the intention of CAFCASS senior management to unilaterally impose further changes to the workload weighting scheme. The section negotiators were not originally consulted about these...Read more
Ian Lawrence's Blog
We have been reporting on the farcical engagement we have been having recently with senior NPS leaders on 2017 pay and we were visited at this week’s TU engagement meeting by Martin Beacroft the HMPPS HR lead. Martin came to tell us that our...Read more
It’s late on a Friday and I have still to do some work in advance of a full day’s business in Cornwall on Monday speaking with Napo members and meeting the local Police and Crime Commissioners.
I will shortly be issuing another statement...Read more
The General Secretary has had news of a family bereavement and has had to leave duty early today.
Meanwhile Ian has asked that his speech to this Morning's Napo the Forum conference be published instead of his normal Blog posting.
Just when you thought the probation crisis had reached a nadir comes news that two CRC owners have decided to make further cuts to staffing in a desperate attempt they tell us to keep their front line operations afloat.
Another intensive and highly absorbing week, which included attendance at two high profile conferences where academics, practitioners, service users, politicians, inspectors and Napo provided a critique of the current situation in probation and...Read more
We have had some excellent feedback from member’s, associate and retired members and outside allies to last week’s BBC Panorama programme. Whilst there were a couple of grumbles the key questions that have come in were around what happens next?...Read more
Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who made their way to Nottingham last week for a hugely successful Annual General Meeting. By now, all attendees should have received a survey asking for your feedback on the way in which conference was...Read more
As I previously reported the TUC public sector pay campaign is being launched on 17th October with a Parliamentary Lobby (2:00) followed by an evening Rally in Parliament Square (6:30).
National Vice-Chair Tina Williams will be...Read more