Covid-19 prisons

UCU writes to MoJ to raise concerns about Novus

2 February 2021

UCU has written to the Ministry of Justice to raise ongoing concerns about the treatment of prison education staff working for Novus, England and Wales' biggest prison education provider.

In a letter to secretary of state for justice, Robert Buckland, the union outlined how Novus is refusing to properly engage with UCU, while managers are insisting many staff take part in in-person activities, despite the current lockdown and widespread staff concerns about health and safety.

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Last updated: 26 July 2021