Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford yesterday detailed the core principles of a new Social Partnership Bill to the Welsh Assembly, which will make it easier for unions, employers and government to work together to provide fair work and a strong, productive economy for all. READ PRESS RELEASE
Napo and the Probation unions have commenced negotiations with HMPPS on the Staff Transfer and Protections Agreement. This will facilitate the movement of staff and offender management work from the CRCs into the NPS by April 2021. Ian Lawrence General Secretary reports… READ MORE
News in, the Oasis Charitable Trust has been awarded the contract to turn the Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent into a school for young offenders. It is due to open late in 2020.
The Ministry of Justice has committed £5 million to the project, which will include a refurbishment of the classrooms and residential areas.Services provided to young people will include mentoring and working with young people at risk of violence and abuse.
Anyone who has been around Probation in the last four decades will probably have met or heard Paul Senior, Emeritus Professor at Sheffield Hall University, and a former presenter of the Bill McWilliams Memorial Lecture, who sadly passed away on 22nd June. As many colleagues will know, Paul had been ill for a very long time.
(As required by Section 32A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
Income and Expenditure
The total income of the union for the period was £1,183,183. This amount included payments of £1,109,229 in respect of membership of the union. The union’s total expenditure for the period was £1,585,909. The union does not maintain a political fund.
The UCU union will be putting a motion to this year's TUC conference asking them to call a 30-minute workday solidarity stoppage to coincide with the global school student strike on the 20th September.
Celebration, diversity, activism, a demonstration — whatever it means to you, Pride in London is back and set to be our biggest yet. Lesbian, trans, genderqueer or otherwise; wherever you identify, Pride in London is about the people, for the people. This year the event is celebrating 50 years since the birth of the modern LGBT+ rights movement. Over a million people joined pride in London 2018, marching, dancing and laughing to campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.