National Chair Katie Lomas and General Secretary Ian Lawrence had an early Skype meeting with the new Shadow Justice Secretary David Lammy MP. Many members may recall David holding this position in a previous Labour Government and being highly critical of the lack of support for Probation staff from their senior leaders at the time.
They provided a comprehensive summary of the difficulties that our members are coping with right now, as well as explaining our campaigning objectives on Probation reform, pay and workloads and rebuilding the probation service following the disasters resulting from Transforming Rehabilitation.
Last week David recorded a message paying to the "hidden heroes" during the pandemic including probation staff. Here David's message below.