Dear Colleagues

Please find attached a UNISON NPS Bulletin which I would be grateful if you could send to all NPS members as soon as possible.

UNISON members have voted overwhelmingly to accept the National Probation Service pay modernisation offer in our ballot which closed at 5pm today. The voting was as follows:

·         90% to accept the pay offer

·         10% to reject the pay offer

There was a 49% turnout in the ballot, which is very credible and a reflection of the hard work put into the consultation process by regions, branches and activists. Thanks to everyone who played a part in putting our consultation materials in front of members and dealing with questions and queries during the consultation process.

Given that both Napo and GMB/SCOOP members have also voted to accept the pay offer, it is expected that most NPS members will see the pay award in their November pay packets.

UNISON is continuing to represent the interests of ex-private sector enforcement officers in relation to the NPS pay award and their own personal harmonisation circumstances.

UNISON appreciates that information about the NPS pay award will be of great interest to members working for the CRCs. UNISON’s policy is to maintain a broadly comparable pay and grading system across the NPS and the CRCs, so, as the NPS pay offer has now been accepted by NPS members, we will  want to deliver comparable benefits for our CRC members. UNISON’s aim is to see the Probation Service reunited, so we do not want to see big differences in pay and conditions across the NPS/CRC split.

Please let me have any questions on the bulletin.



Ben Priestley

National Officer

NPS Pay Ballot Bulletin- November 2018