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165 15 Feb 2018

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE FIGURES ON PRISON OFFICER RECRUITMENT IS MISLEADING THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The Ministry of Justice are massaging Prison Officer recruitment figures, which gives a massively false impression of successful recruitment into a Prison Service that has been decimated by budget cuts over a number of years and remains in crisis.

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164 31 Jan 2018

POA CONDEMN HMPPS

The POA are delighted that their member has been cleared of Gross Negligence Manslaughter after being prosecuted in connection with the death of a prisoner who hanged himself at HMP Woodhill on 3rd May 2015.

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163 19 Jan 2018

CHAOS AND CRISIS IN PRISON SERVICE WITH NO DIRECTION FROM HMPPS

The POA are extremely concerned that lessons are not being learned by the Leaders of the Prison Service and they are badly letting down Governors and indeed POA members who are at the sharp end.

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News 19 Jan 2018

Watch Mark Fairhurst on the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning.

Watch Mark Fairhurst on the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning. Fast forward to around 48 minutes.

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161 13 Dec 2017

NO CASE TO ANSWER FOR NOTTINGHAM PRISON OFFICERS

The POA are pleased that their members have been cleared of misconduct in a public office after a prisoner died on 16th December 2013.

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News 23 Nov 2017

Two night winter break offer for only 79 per person

See the attached flyer for more information. To take advantage of this offer, quote 'GFTU Winter Union break 2018'

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News 12 Oct 2017

Pete Chapple on BBC News at One today regarding Long Lartin

Watch Pete Chapple on BBC News at One today regarding Long Lartin (at 20:20)

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160 12 Oct 2017

PRISON SYSTEM AT BREAKING POINT

Following the address of Michael Spurr the CEO of HMPPS to the PGA Conference where they admitted that it had been a difficult summer for the Service as violence, suicides and the prison population all increased on the back of a number of serious disturbances and riots, another serious disturbance occurred at HMP Long Lartin, involving 81 armed prisoners on the evening of the 11th October 2017.

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SHC 15 Sep 2017

Working Together to Improve NHS Pay

Please find attached the leaflet: Working Together to Improve NHS Pay

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