PROBATION workers in Basingstoke are set to strike next week in a row over privatisation.

Members of Napo, the trade union for probation staff, will strike from noon on March 31, and all day on April 1.

The strikers could include workers at the Hampshire Probation Trust’s office in Alencon Link, near Basingstoke railway station. The union has around 300 members out of a workforce of 500 in Hampshire.