POA Circulars

98 | 17.06.2013

Re-Role of HMP Ashfield

Some of you may be aware that HMP Ashfield is being re-rolled from a Young Offenders Institute to an adult Cat C establishment, as from the 1st July 2013.

The management of HMP Ashfield lies with Serco.

The POA does not have any recognition rights for staff but we do have some members at HMP Ashfield. Unfortunately, staff there do not enjoy the same protection as our members in the public sector and face compulsory redundancies.

The POA met with Serco on Friday 14th June 2013 and we will be providing information to our members on their legal entitlements.

The impact on staff at HMP Ashfield as a result of the re-role is a reduction of 194 posts, which is 50% of the staff.

Please draw the contents of this circular to your members.

Yours sincerely


General Secretary