31 March 2014
NAPO and solicitors strikes 31 March/1 April
Probation officers, members of NAPO and solicitors will take strike action on Monday 31 March, through to the next day 1 April (Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice’s birthday) against the attacks on Legal Aid.
Barristers were going to continue a “work to rule” but Grayling’s offer of concessions, meaning cuts in some barristers fees will not be implemented until 2015 has meant action was called off. Many grass roots barristers are arguing against this retreat.
Probation offices will walk out of their offices at 12 noon on Monday and will picket probation offices between 8-10am on Tuesday morning. Here is a handy list of probation offices across Britain http://www.yell.com/s/probation+offices-aberdeen.html
There are a number of protests around the country to be held jointly with the Justice Alliance on Monday and Tuesday including…Sheffield: Monday, 12.30pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Manchester: Monday, 1pm, Manchester Crown Court, London: Tuesday: Tuesday 2.15pm, Old Palace Yard (opposite parliament), Rotherham: Monday, 12.30pm, Rotherham Magistrates Court and Barnsley: Monday, 12.30pm, Town Hall