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Workers rally against privatisation of probation service

More than 100 probation workers in the Napo and Unison unions rallied in the centre of Sheffield on Thursday of last week against privatisation.

Pictures of probation officers' strike on 5-6 November 2013

Pictures of probation officers strike on 5-6 November 2013 Photos from the picket lines of the anti-privatisation strike

Probation officers come out against privatisation

Probation officers come out against privatisation Probation officers in the Napo union ended their 24-hour strike today, Wednesday. The workers walked out from 12 noon yesterday against government plans to privatise probation services.

Probation officers say we don’t want G4S in charge

Probation officers say we don’t want G4S in charge Probation officers across England and Wales struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to privatise the service.

Strike set to hit probation service

Probation officers in the Napo union were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Probation and family court workers to strike for service

Probation and family court workers to strike for service Probation officers in the Napo union have voted overwhelming to strike over Tory plans to privatise their service.

Probation protest to stop sell-off

24 September 2013
Probation workers held lunchtime protests against privatisation on Thursday of last week. The Tories want to sell contracts for some probation work to private firms. 

The eurozone’s not so happy new year

03 January 2012
New Year cheer is in short supply judging by the latest statements from European leaders. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy and Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano all began the year by warning of more pain to come.

Napo congress

11 October 2011
The National Association of Probation Officers held its national congress in Eastbourne last weekend. Over 400 delegates voted unanimously to join the public sector pensions strikes on 30 November.

Probation Officers congress meets

29 September 2009
The National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) meets for the union’s annual congress in Torquay this weekend.

Probation Officers union conference challenges privatisation

23 October 2007
The National Association of Probation Officers (Napo) held its annual conference in Scarborough last weekend. Over 400 delegates attended.

Probation officers

25 January 2003
PROBATION OFFICERS in England and Wales are set to take a one-day strike on Wednesday 29 January. This comes after an overwhelming vote for industrial action by members of the Napo union.

Probation officers plan to strike

19 October 2002
Probation officers have backed a plan to strike over staff shortages and workloads. Delegates at the probation officers' Napo union conference in Eastbourne, East Sussex, last week overwhelmingly agreed on a one-day strike, boycotts and work to rule action.

NAPO conference

30 October 1999
THERE WAS uproar at the annual conference of the National Organisation of Probation Officers (NAPO) last week when Home Office minister Paul Boateng spoke to delegates. He started off by trying to assure those attending the conference that they could trust the government's changes in tackling crime. He said, "I am a socialist minister in a socialist and democratic government. We are not going to tinker about. We have a radical agenda."

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