POA News

02 Dec 19 PRESS RELEASE 214

TRIBUTE TO JACK MERRITT AND SASKIA JONES

The POA are saddened by the senseless murders of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.

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02 Dec 19 PRESS RELEASE 213

VICTORY FOR POA IN MAJOR HEALTH AND SAFETY CASE REGARDING STAFF ASSAULTS

The POA has secured a landmark agreement by the Prison Service which for the first time:

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21 Nov 19 PRESS RELEASE 212

NATIONAL STRIKE IN COLOMBIA

The POA Prison Officers Trade Union unconditionally supports peace and human rights in Colombia and sends solidarity to all Colombians participating in the National Strike.

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13 Nov 19 PRESS RELEASE 211

Steve Gillan General Secretary Re-Elected

The POA General Secretary Steve Gillan has been re-elected in a contested election ERS have confirmed. The elected period of office commences from May 2020 until May 2025. This will be Mr Gillanís 3rd term of office as General Secretary.

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31 Oct 19 PRESS RELEASE 210

POA CALL ON URGENT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

The POA today called upon the Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland QC MP to urgently intervene in order to protect Prison Officers at work.

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25 Oct 19 PRESS RELEASE 209

PRISON POPULATION INCREASE

Official figures today show that the prison population stands at 83,795 in England and Wales. This is 486 more than the same week twelve months ago.

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25 Sep 19 PRESS RELEASE 208

HMP LONG LARTIN

A major disturbance at HMP Long Lartin has once again raised significant concerns about safety, order and control in our Prisons. What is particularly concerning about this disturbance is that HMP Long Lartin is a High Security Prison housing some of the most dangerous prisoners in custody.

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22 Jul 19 PRESS RELEASE 207

POA DISMAYED BY PAY REVIEW BODY RECOMMENDATIONS

The POA do not give evidence to the Pay Review Body that makes recommendations to Government for Prison Officers and related grades pay.

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21 Jun 19 PRESS RELEASE 206

RESOUNDING SUPPORT FOR ACTION FROM POA MEMBERS

The Prison Officers Association today revealed the results of an indicative workplace ballot of its members in public and private sector prisons, immigration removal centres and secure hospitals, which asked if staff were willing to support lawful action against the employer in order to protect their health and safety at work.

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05 Jun 19 PRESS RELEASE 205

POA BALLOT MEMBERS OVER DELAYED PAVA ROLL OUT

The Prison Officers Association is to ballot its membership in England and Wales asking them to support their National Executive, in protecting their health and safety by any lawful means necessary due to the delayed roll out of PAVA incapacitant spray.

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