Probation service is not fit for purpose

Commenting on the report Transforming Rehabilitation published today (Friday) by the Justice Select Committee, UNISON national officer for probation Ben Priestley said: “This shows the government’s probation reforms have failed and must be replaced. “Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service has shown itself to be totally unfit to be in charge. It’s not only failing […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Scrapping police community support officers is short-sighted

Dave Prentis urges the Home Secretary to intervene

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Axing Norfolk’s PCSOs will make the county a less safe place

It’s no coincidence that as PCSO jobs have disappeared across the UK, crime rates have soared

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The timeline of a crime

You call 999, you’re put through to someone, the police arrive… But of course, it’s never as simple as that

The timeline of a crime

You call 999, you’re put through to someone, the police arrive… But of course, it’s never as simple as that

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Pay cap must be lifted for police staff too, say unions

The government needs to come up with the cash to fund a decent pay rise for police staff this year or jobs and services will be cut, the GMB, UNISON and Unite have warned.

News on the UNISON National site.

Renationalise failing privatised probation services, say unions

The government must bring failing privatised probation services back under public control instead of leaving the taxpayer to bail them out, UNISON, NAPO and GMB said today (Wednesday). The three public service unions have written to justice secretary David Lidington highlighting how ‘risky and controversial’ reforms – where private probation firms manage thousands of people who have […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
Police officers on a Glasgow street

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

Article, Magazine, moving, News on the UNISON National site.

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

Policing is changing

We caught up with police and justice service group chair Caryl Nobbs to talk about the changes to policing and why she hopes police members vote in the terms and conditions ballot taking place in England and Wales

Article on the UNISON National site.