Statement to Members

STATEMENT TO MEMBERS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH THE UNION’S ANNUAL RETURN FOR PERIOD ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2016 AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 32A OF TRADE UNION AND LABOUR RELATIONS (CONSOLIDATION) ACT 1992 Income and Expenditure The total income of the union for the period was £1,220,598. This amount included payments of £1,153,712 in respect of membership…

How Do We Solve A Problem Like Probation?

If the new justice minister had been following the debates across the justice sector before the election they’d be expecting to hear unions talking about an operational crisis in prisons; all stakeholders talking about financial difficulties undermining the CRC contracts; and calls from across the sector to improve access to justice after legal aid cuts….

Hung Parliament and Napo Members: Toxic Uncertainty or Useful Thinking Space

Periods of political uncertainty, unclear direction and incoherent leadership are rarely positive for organisations. When we’re talking about important public services that impact on their clients lives and reach across the sense of safety and security for whole communities, anxieties grow. When these operating environments have already been hit by earthquakes,  increased uncertainty and instability…

Napo’s National Pay Claim Increases Pressure For Probation Pay Reform Across NPS and CRCs

Napo has sent our 2017 National Probation Pay Claim to probation Ministers and all CRC chiefs, including the Rise Mutual.

The claim identifies the numerous failings in the current pay system and stresses the urgency around addressing these by introducing a new probation-wide pay system that offers more transparency, fairness and professional credibility; whilst being more competitive and sustainable.

#NQ5 Ian Lawrence writes

Where next for Collective Bargaining? The changes to Napo’s operational priorities compared with the industrial world we inhabited before Transforming Rehabilitation has been as massive as we predicted and much more besides. Moving from three National Bargaining areas (The Probation Association, Cafcass and the Probation Board of Northern Ireland) to 24 employers has tested our…

#NQ5 Campaigning: new year – new committee

January saw Napo’s campaigning committee meet for the first time this year at HQ’s brand new offices. Two new members – Terry Wilson (elected chair) and Tina Williams (link officer) –now sit alongside existing committee members Guy Tilbury; Jill Narin (vice chair) and Tania Basset (link official) to deliver on the motions passed at 2016’s…

#NQ5 NAPSAC

NAPSAC is a wonderful opportunity for people to get together. You don`t have to be a hardened or experienced walker. In fact you don’t have to be a walker at all; but I defy anyone to be in the lovely locations we visit and not want to do some sort of walking even if it…