Following a spate of suspensions of staff in premises across the North West NPS Division in connection with a new policy on the handling of medication, Dean Rogers and myself went to see Sonia Crozier last week. Here we expressed our serious...Read more
Ian Lawrence's Blog
It was no surprise to receive questions from members this week following the latest pronouncement by the Secretary of State that raising salaries for Prison Officers is a priority as part of the government's drive to improve standards of prison...Read more
Workload pressures and the unreasonable expectations that accompany them are the bane of everyone’s lives. Sadly they cannot just be wished away and stuffing cases in cupboards or a desk drawer doesn’t solve the problem either. Since the...Read more
More often than not, beleaguered Government Ministers are regularly asked to do the exact opposite. It's an occupational hazard for anyone in charge of anything of course, but heading up one of the most powerful departments of state brings big...Read more
The team here at Falcon Road have been busier than normal this week with briefings for activists and members on issues such as our campaign to defend collective bargaining and the launch of our new workloads initiative with supporting material...Read more
‘What’s Napo doing about it?’
It’s about the most repeated, and certainly not unreasonable, question that you and the team here at Falcon Road hear from members. Given the daily challenges that you face at the workplace, be it as a result...Read more
As many of you will be aware, the new Civil Service Attendance Management Policy was implemented by NOMS into the NPS on 5th January 2017.
Welcome back for the start of a year that surely can be no worse than the last in terms of social discord, incredible turn ups for the political book, and further reductions in the living standards of millions of working people.
In terms...Read more
We issued information to all probation members last week and this is a reminder to check your preferred mail boxes and ensure that you respond to the indicative questions that will appear before you with a firm ‘Yes’ vote.
Please also...Read more