An attempt to help explain the mysteries and magic that are part and parcel of 'probation'.
The Real News tell the truth about the cost of private contractors, in America they cost at least twice as much. America is where the idea of privatisation came from. I will post the link could someone enable it.http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11217
I see in the Times today that following changes in the rules around privileges, inmates in England and Wales are banned from receiving any items in the post after an initial package, so no parcels from home this Christmas. Who came up with that spiteful decision?Deb
If your losing the will, watch this for inspiration:http://www.daughtryofficial.com/us/videos/what-about-now
Jim not sure if you seen but there seems to be agreement at NNC
I see Michael Spurr refers to it in his Christmas message, so it must be true.
We had an email earlier - continuous service on moves between CRCs/NPS extended to 7 years, vol redundancy extended to 2015.
Received an email from LPT saying agreement had been reached at NNC. Still don't know what is going on. Countinuous service protected for 7 years ...is that employent and terms and conditions of service...if so that's a huge victory for the Unions or anm I wrong?
See today's post - cannot find the joint Napo/Unison statement online but it's over on the ProbationVoice blog.
In case you're feeling a bit miffed about the assignment process, I'd like to share my personal experience of my 'caring' Probation Trust. My letter was posted out on Wed 11th Dec and I duly received and opened it on Friday the 13th (I should have perphaps taken more notice of the relevance of the date !). I had been assigned to the new NPS due to my substantive role. Whilst still not convinced that NPS is better than CRC, or vice - versa, I was in some way relieved that, at least in the short term, the decision had been made for me. So for the last week or so I had been able to step back from the madness (albeit temporarily), from the need to constantly access this blog and others for updated information and to reflect on my current position whilst hopefully not losing sight of the impossible choice that many of my colleagues still have to make. Imagine my despair when yesterday, only 8 days after the original letter was issued, I receive an e - mail from HR . . .Oops we made a mistake . .. your not assigned afterall . . .please revert to the EOI process . .. hope your not too upset . . .and by the way, make sure you respond within the original deadline of 30th Dec. Any 'legal eagles' think I might have a grievance ?