Napo HQ Blog

Napo is a long-term affiliate to Show Racism the Red Card and members attending Napo's AGM will know all about them from their stall their and various fringe meetings they have organsied for us. The campaign contacted us this week to let us know...Read more
01st Feb 2019
Has there been an overhaul or reset of Universal Credit? Despite some fanfare over the latest tweaks to the policy, the answer is no, it is business as usual with Universal Credit. The TUC has published a briefing for trade unionists - CLICK HERE TO...Read more
30th Jan 2019
Since the probation split, the number of members experiencing problems progressing Ill-Health Early Retirement (IHER) applications has grown significantly. There has been a particular problem in the NPS – one of the consequences of rushing the TR...Read more
29th Jan 2019
If you joined the Local Government Pension Scheme before 1st October 2006 and your age and length of service add up to 85 or more you qualify for some potential benefits under it’s so called 85 Year Rule. However, the scope of the rule have changed...Read more
25th Jan 2019
So far in the Brexit debate, scant regard has been paid by the government to workers’ rights. The government has not consulted with trade unions about the terms or implications of Brexit and only when facing certain defeat in Parliament did the...Read more
24th Jan 2019
On 23rd January, the MoJ sent out an update on the IT issues ( see blog story Hacking Rumours Squashed) . The MoJ say: "Today, most Ministry of Justice (MoJ) staff have access to their usual computer systems. Work continues with our main suppliers...Read more
24th Jan 2019
Napo and UNISON members have voted to accept a pay offer for the five Interserve-owned CRCs. Napo members voted to accept the pay offer by a margin of 66% to 34% with a 25% turnout. UNISON members voted to accept the pay offer by a margin of 65% to...Read more
24th Jan 2019
Napo's GS, Ian Lawrence, described yesterday as "absolutely frenetic" as he was pulled into one media interview after another when the press got whiff of the latest issues plaguing probation. The NPS IT chaos kicked things off, with Live Sport Radio...Read more
24th Jan 2019
This week (Monday 21 January) saw the publication of what the government is hailing as a landmark Bill on Domestic Abuse. The draft Bill is aimed at supporting victims and their families and pursuing offenders. It comes as it is revealed domestic...Read more
22nd Jan 2019
Napo’s campaign to reunite the Probation Service starts now. The campaign is to be launched on the back of recent media coverage of the dangers of a split probation service evidenced by the shocking rise in SFOs since TR. Napo will be urging...Read more
18th Jan 2019