Napo believes company is not going to honour agreed voluntary redundancy scheme

sodexoNapo has condemned the announcement by Sodexo that one in three jobs are to go in the probation service.

And the union understands the private company plans not to honour an agreed voluntary redundancy scheme because it would cost it too much money.

Sodexo is today expected to announce the job losses which will take place over the next twelve months. Napo says the cuts are extremely worrying given the current staffing crisis in probation and the reasons behind them pose a significant risk to public safety.

Napo general secretary Ian Lawrence said: “We are angry and disappointed about this news. Probation staff have been through hell over the last 18 months dealing with Grayling’s so called reforms and now many of them are facing redundancy and job insecurity.

“When we met with Sodexo earlier this year they told us there would be no reductions in workforce. The use of call centres and machines instead of highly skilled staff is downright dangerous and will put the public at risk.”


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