POA News

14 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 181

POA GENERAL SECRETARY CALLS FOR PROTEST ACTION

The POA General Secretary Steve Gillan has today called for all POA members in England and Wales prisons to take protest action outside their workplaces from 07.00 until instructed otherwise.

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13 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 97

HMP BEDFORD

The National Executive Committee have instructed our Legal Advisors to issue a further Pre-Action Protocol Letter over the failings of Management and Government to provide a safe working environment for members at HMP Bedford.

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12 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 180

POA CALL FOR ABOLITION OF PRISON SERVICE PAY REVIEW BODY (PSPRB) AT THE TUC 150th CONGRESS

The POA received the support of the TUC and sister unions at the 150th Congress when they called for the abolition of the Prison Service Pay Review Body and a return to sectoral collective bargaining on pay and related matters.

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10 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 179

UNIONS CALL FOR SAFER PRISONS AND AN END TO PRISON PRIVATISATION AT TUC 150th CONGRESS

Trade Unions debated and unanimously supported calls to improve prison safety, reduce violence and stop the continued privatisation of the prison estate at the 150th TUC Congress in Manchester.

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10 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 178

PRISON SAFETY - W/C 3RD SEPTEMBER 2018

The constant rise in violence and failure to provide safe and secure prisons, the Government and Heads of HMPPS remain under pressure as last week’s data from prisons in England and Wales is not good reading.

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03 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 177

PRISON SAFETY

Once again, the Government and Heads of HMPPS are under pressure as last week’s data from prisons in England and Wales is not good reading.

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31 Aug 18 CIRCULAR 96

Provision of First Aid PSI 29/2015 (attached)

Following the imposition of the above concerns have been raised locally and with the Executive over the failure of management to comply with their legal obligations and put in place a local first aid risk assessment.

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29 Aug 18 CIRCULAR 95

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th August 2018, for your information.

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29 Aug 18 CIRCULAR 94

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th July 2018, for your information.

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24 Aug 18 CIRCULAR 93

Membership Update

I wish to update you on ongoing national issues:

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