In response to the impact the government’s austerity agenda has had on the justice sector, the Trade Union Congress’s (TUC) Speak up For Justice campaign is currently conducting a short survey which seeks to collect the views of union members working in areas such as the courts, legal aid, probation, prisons, prisoner education and policing.
Speak Up for Justice advocates for an integrated, publicly owned, accessible and accountable justice system whereby any reforms should be made in consultation with the people who use and work in the justice system and with unions who represent the workforce.
Since the announcement last month that there will be further court closures and that up to 6,000 jobs are to be in threat of being cut by 2020 as a result of the spending review, the principal aim of the survey is to ensure that the voice of those in the workforce who are likely to be most affected are heard both in relation to the impact on jobs and on access to justice.
The survey is aimed at those who work in those areas and who are member of the TUC, GMB, FDA, Napo, PCS, POA, UCU, Unison or Unite.
The results from the survey will be published in a joint union/TUC report in the near future. All information is treated as confidential and any quotes used will be non-attributable. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and will close on April 3 2016, and you can access it here.
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