Women in Napo

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WiN (Women in Napo) is formed of a small group of Napo officers and officials who: 

  • Co-ordinate the Napo delegation to the TUC Women’s conference
  • organise WiN fringe meetings at Napo AGM
  •  Organise the bi-annual WiN conference. 

We want to increase the level of participation of women in Napo so that it is reflective of women’s membership density in our union – almost three quarters of the membership. We aim to get more women involved in Napo leadership roles, whether this is in the workplace or the national union.

We also aim to raise the profile of women’s issues generally, whether this be in the workplace or wider society - particularly in relation to how societal issues impact our female clients.

For more information about WiN contact Sarah Friday, Napo National Official sfriday@napo.org.uk or Katie Lomas, Napo vice- chair klomas@napo.org.uk


Women in Napo meeting 20th May 2020 via Zoom

Please click here to hear a recording from the Women in Napo meeting which was held on 20th May, of speaker Doctor Chalen Westaby and her talk on Emotional Labour.

If you have any ideas on discussion areas for future meetings of Women in Napo/or ideas as to good speakers please contact Sarah Friday on sfriday@napo.org.uk or Shireena Suleman on ssuleman@napo.org.uk


Women’s occupational health

Please click here to find out more information, relevant research materials and other useful documents.

Napo Women's Occupational Health Seminar - 6th December 2017

Research project 

Report on Employment Relations and Working Conditions in Probation after Transforming Rehabilitation with a special focus on gender and union effects

This research (click on title above to download report) undertaken by Professor Gill Kirton and Cecille Guillaume from the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, looks at the gender and union effects of the staff split, Transforming Rehabilitation and the union re-structure.  

Napo will benefit from this research at a time when our focus is on organising Napo in both the NPS and CRC. The results will be helpful to us in our campaigns to recruit, organise and activate our members and will also be of interest to other trade unions that experience outsourcing and privatisation.
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