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Operation Protect Continues

Operation Protect continues to march forward with a successful letter writing initiative to MPs and a planned demo in Sheffield on 17 May.

It’s great to hear from members who have been meeting with their MPs following writing to them as part of Operation Protect.

“I spoke to my local MP this morning and he listened to all of my concerns about ECSL (which is now to be implemented at 70 days early release), fixed recalls, Probation Reset, and the issues with pay and recruitment in the local probation area.

He has agreed to arrange a meeting at our office to talk to Probation colleagues about the impact of these policy changes on staff and the local community. He has also asked me to support his office in drafting a letter to the ministers with these concerns.”

This is a great result from this member and we hope that it will encourage more members to write to their MP, engage in a meeting with them or encourage them to contact Napo.

Operation Protect – Sheffield

On Friday 17th May there will be a Joint Trade Union Rally for Operation Protect, held outside the City Hall (Baker’s Pool S1 2JA) in Sheffield. This will be an opportunity to hear from all three Unions. Please meet from 12noon onwards and there will be speeches from 12.30.

We’re aiming to hold events in all Probation regions, with the next event planned for Wales. However, we’d encourage all members to undertake local activities, whether that’s all wearing yellow on the same day, making sure Operation Protect is on team meeting agendas, using a yellow background on Teams (please make sure this is plain yellow if it is an external meeting) and recording any negative impact of work related stress on Sphera.

Updates for Operation Protect are available here: including the template letter for contacting your MP and the Teams backgrounds.

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