Every so often, we hear some utter horror stories about probationers on stations having their probation extended, or even terminated, for utterly minor “infractions”, that would hardly elicit a raised eyebrow, let alone a disciplinary sanction, were they to be done by established staff. Some of these cases, which we may bring you further details of as campaigns develop, involve what can only be described as utterly jaw-dropping levels of callousness on the part of some local managers.
It’s simply unjust that probationers are treated unequally and judged by different standards. The point of probation is to assess people against objective LU standards, policies, and procedures. If they wouldn’t be sacked for it if they were post-probation, they shouldn’t have their probation terminated for it. It’s that simple.