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Napo, Statement to members in conncetion with the union's annual return for the period ended 31 December 2018.

(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.

Celebrating 50 years of Pride

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.

The ‘Mixed Market’ and the lessons from the Serco UPW Fiasco

Whilst Napo members will welcome the Government U-turn which will see the transfer of Offender Management work to the NPS England and Wales by April 2021, the evidence against leaving Intervention services to the vagaries of the market are writ large in the failure of the last experiment. Ian Lawrence and Sarah Friday report…

New research on effects of TR

The Observer yesterday reported on a new research into the effects of TR by Professor Gill Kirton, of Queen Mary University of London, and Dr Cécile Guillaume, of Roehampton University. The findings, published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, published by the British Sociological Association, show that "the privatisation of probation is unprecedented in terms of its scale and scope and it has proven to be something of an unmitigated disaster for professionals".


Last week’s meeting of your NEC was the first to have taken place since last month’s dramatic Government U-turn on Probation. It was an important opportunity to hear from your elected representatives about how this major step forward has been received by Napo members, but it was also about mapping out our priorities for the next stages of our campaign to see the return of all Probation work to full public control and ownership.

2019 AGM in Cardiff set to be the best yet

Work continues on the programme for this year's AGM, 11th and 12th October, in the St Davids Hall, Cardiff. We now have a nearly full programme of lunchtime and early evening workshops and fringe meetings planned. There will be a chance to hear from anti-racist campaign organisation, Show Racism the Red Card, and from a new arrival on the Napo stall scene, Narcotics Annonymous, who will run a workshop on the work the organisation does.

JSC questions new Justice Minister

The Justice Select Committee continues to look at the Probation Service, following the publication of it's comprehensive report into TR. Most recently the committee took evidence from the new Justice Minister, Robert Buckland. They also questioned Amy Rees,Director General for Probation and HMPPS Wales, Ministry of Justice, Jim Barton, Director and Senior Responsible Owner, Probation Reform Programme, and Sonia Crozier, Chief Probation Officer, HM Prison and Probation Service in the same session.


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