Napo General Secretary Ian Lawrence and the Napo Northern Ireland Branch Secretary Fiona Vaughan are in regular touch with our sister union Nipsa as we jointly demand action from the employer to now formally engage with us in meaningful negotiations on pay. Members have also been urged to contact their Assembly Representatives to alert them to the unacceptable situation where Probation pay has fallen well behind comparator professions. While we are encouraged to hear that a business case has at last received clearance from the Department of Justice in respect of the 2019/20 pay year, our hard working members deserve to be treated with more respect when it comes to the basic issue of being paid and being paid on time.
PBNI members should look out for news of an all members meeting covering this and other issues via Fiona Vaughan. The Napo Link National Officer Keith Stokeld can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org