Hundreds of probation officers appeal against new jobs

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

With the onset of probation work being contracted out next year, 'hundreds' of probation officers are appealing against the jobs they have been given. This is set to increase as more staff are informed of changes to their jobs and location of work.

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, said the number of appeals was a 'tiny fraction' of what he had expected, adding that the reforms were needed to cut costs and reduce reoffending, according to BBC News Online.