Unions demand meeting with Gauke to discuss Interserve finances

Following news of Interserve’s share prices plummeting by 80%, probation unions Napo, Unison and GMB have requested an urgent meeting with justice secretary David Gauke to […]

Shrewsbury 24 pickets get greenlight for Judicial Review

Napo’s AGM heard in October from Terry Renshaw, from the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, about the refusal of the pickets’ application for Judicial Review. This was a […]

We love it when a plan comes together

Members may or may not have heard of Napo’s Operational Plan.  You also may have wondered what happens to the resolutions that our Annual General Meeting […]

Napo experiences a surge in membership

Drowning in paperwork is usually a bad thing; but when that paperwork is over 100 membership application forms amassed during a three week period, it’s cause […]

Family Court Section round up

Cafcass Negotiating Committee  The start of the Napo year bodes well for members in the Family Court Section in that we have a full Cafcass Negotiating […]

Prison doesn’t work for women

Earlier this year Napo gave evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System inquiry into the sentencing of women. The APPG […]

CRC pay – issue being escalated to Probation Programme engagement

At this week’s meeting of the NEC it was made clear that there is considerable anger over the failure by CRC Providers and the MoJ to […]

Napo NEC – first meeting of the new Napo year

Napo NEC met this week in the first meeting of the new Napo year post-AGM. New NEC reps were warmly welcomed and took great pleasure in […]

New HMPPS senior Leadership Structure

It was formally announced today that there is a change to the structure right at the top of HMPPS. Two new Director General posts have been […]

Women’s occupational health and safety seminar

Yesterday we held the second women’s occupational health and safety seminar. The session was run by, Sarah Friday, National Official, with responsibility for both health and […]

Katie Lomas: no two-tier probation service

I know that for some the NPS pay award is divisive, and that at heart all members who work in Probation see themselves as part of […]

Gauke asked to tackle two tier probation pay system

Following the announcement that members in the probation unions had voted to accept the offer on the table from the NPS, Ian Lawrence, Napo general secretary […]