CRC staff who do not meet the nationality requirements for civil service employment face likely dismissal from NPS following the transfer on 26 June 2021. CRCs were asked to identify such staff to HMPPS last year and now we understand that meetings have been convened with affected CRC staff to explain this position to them.
Branches are asked to let this office know if there are any UNISON members affected by this. Members who find themselves in these circumstances should reserve their position and not enter into any agreements with their CRC or the NPS without first taking advice from UNISON.
Any members affected should as a matter of urgency contact the branch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintaining UNISON Membership after transfer to the National Probation Service or other Probation Providers
When you transfer to the NPS or a “Probation Provider” on 26 June 2021 the way you pay for your UNISON membership will change too.
If you pay for your UNISON subscription through a salary deduction, as shown on your pay slips, when you transfer to the NPS or a “Probation Provider”, you will need to switch to paying by Direct Debit to remain a UNISON member. This will be a regular payment from your bank account, and the amount you pay remains the same based on your salary.
All you need to do is log in to our secure website, MyUNISON, https://www.unison.org.uk/my-unison/ ,and complete a Direct Debit bank instruction. We will not collect a Direct Debit payment until 30 July 2021. Until then, your current employer will process your subscriptions as usual.
If you’ve not used MyUNISON before, you will first need to register. You will need your membership number, if you don’t have this you can get it from your Branch or UNISON Direct on 0800 0 857 857. You can also contact UNISON Direct to set up your DD Instruction if you prefer.
Further Information on transfer to the NPS or other Probation Provider can be found at:
11am on the 28th April
Bolton Town Centre
Wreaths will be laid by
Unison Local Government Branch
Unison Health Branch
Yasmin Qureshi Bolton SE MP
7:30 pm on the 28th April
Bolton TUC hold a discussion to remember those lost and suffering because of uncaring employers
Chair Andrea Egan
Shelly Asquith. Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer TUC
Janet Newsham. GM Hazards
Claire Miller. Mental Health Social Worker. UNISON Rep
Holly Turner. NHS Nurse GMB Rep
Please note this is applicable to the NPS and will apply to all post restructuring
Please find attached the agreed position statement, which goes hand in hand with the revised Probation Supervision EDM formerly called OM EDM. The COVID home risk checklist and the standard home visit risk assessment are now live on Equip. The PS EDM will also be uploaded onto the Teams EDM library.
We’re pleased to announce that members can once again apply online to the CoVid Response Fund. By way of reminder, members who are in financial difficulties as a result of CoVid could be eligible for a grant of up to £500.
The application process is straightforward however anyone who cannot apply online can email email@example.com and we will arrange for a form to be posted to them.
There will be many who are struggling at this present time and in need of help. We would therefore appreciate if you could do all you can to ensure your members are aware of the help that is available. We will also be carrying out various promotion activities over the coming weeks.
Please also remind members who are completing applications to ensure they include relevant supporting documents to avoid any delays to their application.
For more information go to: https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/there-for-you/financial-assistance/
UNISON There for You
Support Service Team Leader
Address: UNISON There for you, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY
‘There for you’ is the working name of UNISON Welfare a charity registered in England and Wales 1023552 and Scotland 38305
See below for the latest activities taking place. Please note the plans for the rally and march for May Day. Please share details with your members/contacts.
|Go North West bus strike To send support of donations contact: Pat GleaveC/O Unite Branch NW5/4Quayside HouseSalford QuaysM50 3SU For regular updates go to:https://www.facebook.com/UniteNorthWest||Queen’s Road Depot||From Sunday 28 February|
|Two Short Documentary Screenings SOS Save Our Shipyard – the story of Appledore (10 minutes)|
There’s More To Building Ships – Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in 1971-72 (10 Minutes)
with a Q & A with members of Appledore community & Townsend Theatre Productions & Reel News
|Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85935874946?pwd=NEFKUGhJMmpWamVWQ0tNWkNNUExmQT09||Friday 9 April7pm|
|Unite against the Police Bill Rally and protest against the Police BillOrganised by Stand up to Racism||St Peter’s Square||Saturday 10 April1pm|
|Greater Manchester Mayoral Housing Hustings||Please sign up here Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org||Saturday 10 April1pm|
|Protest the Police BillOrganised by SUTR, Manchester XR and Manchester March||ZoomTo register go to:https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZYpduisqj4tHdxfw9BssPhB…||Monday 12 April6pm|
|MTUC public meetingOne Year On – Organising Under Covid||ZoomFor details and to register go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/469205611100249/||Wednesday 21 April7.30pm – 9pm|
|Manchester International Workers Memorial Day||To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-workers-memorial-day-manchester-tickets-148236859437||Wednesday 28 April11.55am – 1pm|
|Manchester TUC May Day Online Rally 2021 A range of speakers including: Richard Burgon, MP for Leeds East. Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary for the National Education Union. Hilda Palmer, facilitator for Families Against Corporate Killers, and winner of SHP’s Most Influential Person in Health & Safety award for 2020. Janet Newsham, Coordinator and Chair of the Hazards Campaign at Greater Manchester Hazards Centre. Begoña del Castillo, Spanish Workers’ Commissions Trade Union, CCOO||To register and for details go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/3808570872545426||Saturday 1 May1pm – 4pm|
|Manchester May Day march – to Queen’s Road||From Manchester Piccadilly For details go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/275299810724730||Monday 3 May 11am – 1pm|
To: Branches with Probation Members, CRC and NPS Committee Members, UNISON Regional Staff Covering Probation Branches
Unfortunately this document has come to us late in the day, but, we feel that it is important that members have a chance to view and seek to influence the final version of the Community Payback Operations manual.
Many Unpaid Work members will be familiar with some of the content as it will portray their current practice. The training plan however would appear to open up new opportunities for staff and looks like a welcome addition.
Please contact us with any concerns or views you may have.
Please note this document is 107 pages long
Local Government Police & Justice Section
130 Euston Road
Colleagues, don’t forget, the Cumberland Infirmary 48-hour Strike started this morning and members will be out on the picket lines again tomorrow.
Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff employed by Mitie are standing in the pouring rain in their fight to find missing payments for working unsocial hours. (This follows 24-hour strikes on Friday 26 February and Monday 1 March).
These 150 frontline workers are paid less than their NHS counterparts for doing the same jobs. This is despite the North Cumbria Integrated NHS Foundation Trust saying it handed over a “substantial sum” for the outsourced workers to receive NHS Agenda for Change rates when the contract was negotiated in 2010.
The workers haven’t seen a penny of the money despite all parties agreeing that there was an agreement for the payments to be made.
Please show your support by clicking on this link to register for a virtual rally taking place at 3pm today: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvcuqgqD4sHtT7vogPwtwJ0fBUdkJmmKR3
Sign the petition here: https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/onenhs-where-is-our-money-interserve
Post messages of support on social media: please tag @mitie and @NorthWestUNISON. Use hashtags #ONENHS #MitieUnfair and #PayUpMitie.
Print this message of support and take a picture of yourself holding it to show your support for the strikers, then share it on social media. If you don’t have a printer, you can load the picture onto your phone like this.
Write to Mitie CEO Phil Bentley: https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/write-to-mitie-pay-us-what-you-owe
Encourage your branches to donate to the hardship fund– they can donate via bank transfer to Unity Bank, 60-83-01, 20330637 or send a cheque payable to UNISON Cumbria and North Lancashire Health Hardship Fund and post to UNISON Resource Centre, 6 Spencer Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1BG.
Thanks for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the virtual rally this afternoon.
This link takes you to Unison North West website for details on applying for postal votes
Staff Transfer and Protections Agreement: Documents Covering the CRC to
(HMPPS) NPS, and CRC to Dynamic Framework Provider, Transfers due to
take place on 26 June 2021
This Agreement on Staff Transfer and Protection Terms was made on 8 October
2020 between HMPPS and its recognised trade unions Napo, UNISON and
GMB/SCOOP as set out in the following documents;
- Framework for Transfer of CRC Staff to HMPPS (NPS) and to Dynamic
Framework Providers (DFPs)
This document provides:
• An overview of the terms that cover all CRC staff that transfer to HMPPS
(NPS), or to Dynamic Framework providers;
• Additional points that apply to the transfer to Dynamic Framework
• Additional points that apply to the transfer to HMPPS (NPS) only;
- Voluntary Redundancy / Voluntary Severance (VR/VS)
This document outlines a VR / VS scheme which will support transition to the new
delivery model. It also sets out the terms that will apply to that scheme.
This document is applicable to CRC staff that transfer to HMPPS (NPS) or to
Dynamic Framework providers.
- CRC to HMPPS (NPS) Transfer Terms
This document outlines the NPS terms that staff will be aligned to upon transfer
to HMPPS (NPS). It should be read in conjunction with the ‘framework’
document referred to in 1 above.
This document is only applicable to CRC staff that transfer to HMPPS (NPS) and
does not apply to CRC staff that transfer to Dynamic Framework providers.
This is the Agreement, please note it is 29 pages long
This is the Voluntary Redundancy Agreement please note this is 4 pages long
3. CRC to HMPPS (NPS) Transfer Terms please note this is 5 pages long