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17/01/2020

NHS pension scheme ruling

A recent ruling on an age discrimination issue in the NHS pension scheme is likely to have an impact on LGPS members. The implications of the […]
14/01/2020

ACEs in the shadows illuminated at conference

A  Survivor* gave an emotive keynote presentation at this year’s AGM. It was challenging and motivational while highlighting the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the […]
10/01/2020

Harry Fletcher

Members will have seen the email from Ian Lawrence on Thursday 9th December, letting people know the sad news that former Napo AGS, Harry Fletcher,  passed […]
20/12/2019

Impressions from 2019 – another year of achievement

Even those people who boast of their preternatural ability to predict events well ahead of them happening, would surely have had some difficulty with their forecasting […]
20/12/2019

Protest as government flags up proposals for anti-TU laws

A protest took place outside parliament yesterday at an announcement in the Queens Speech of the government’s intention to introduce minimum service levels for the running […]
06/12/2019

Probation Regional Directors announced

Thursday this week saw the announcement of the people appointed to be Regional Directors  of Probation. They will manage NPS delivery as well as the new […]
27/11/2019

INQUEST report on rise in deaths post custody since TR

INQUEST, the independent charity providing expertise on state related deaths, as this month published an extensive report into deaths of people following custody. The report provides […]
08/11/2019

General Secretary addresses the Napo AGM in Cardiff 12th October 2019

Ian talks about the working relationship with National Chair Katie Lomas, Napo’s feminist agenda and pays tribute to the efforts of our members and activists in […]
25/10/2019

The Howard league: working to stem the flow of children into the “toxic penal system”

I am so proud of the Howard League’s contribution to the dramatic reduction in child arrests. Some ten years ago the Howard League published an academic […]
25/10/2019

Family Court Focus

The Family Court Section AGM on 17th September was, unfortunately, not quorate. This means that all existing section officers will remain in post until an extraordinary […]
25/10/2019

The Law and Reasonable Adjustments: Your Passport to Equality.

Unlike many employment rights, protection against discrimination is from day one. It is a travesty that you have to “earn” your full employment rights by being […]
25/10/2019

The vital work of the Napo Reps Panel

When a member is involved in a complex case where their employment is potentially at risk it is vital they have a Representative with the necessary […]