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News 04 Jun 2015

NSSN flyer - Queens Speech’s announcement of the new anti-union laws

The proposed new anti-union laws would outlaw strikes if less than 50% of members voted in a ballot with an even stricter threshold for workers in ‘essential’ services. If these laws come in unchallenged, it will be a green light for bosses to ride rough-shod over workplace agreements and victimise union reps.

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News 17 May 2015

POA members work-related stress and wellbeing survey

The POA represent 30,000 members across the UK working in prisons, immigration detention centres and secure psychiatric hospitals. The POA has long believed that the stresses and strains put on staff working in these environments has had a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing.

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News 16 Sep 2014

Special Delegates Conference: Policies of the POA and "Without Prejudice" negotiations

At a specially convened National Executive Committee meeting held on the 1st September 2014, the Executive determined that a Special Delegates Conference would be called under our Rules and Constitution for branches in England and Wales.

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News 17 Jul 2014

Morning Star Summer of Heroes Fundraising Campaign

The Summer of Heroes campaign aims to raise £150,000 to keep the only reader-owned daily paper in Britain fighting fit as it celebrates 85 years of struggle for peace and socialism on January 1.

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News 14 Jul 2014

TUC Trade Union Communication Awards 2014

POA win the “Best Feature” category for the Prison Violence document as featured in the June 2013 Gatelodge Magazine.

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News 17 Jan 2014

BCTGM Local 252G Lockout in Memphis

Attached you will find a letter of solidarity from the South Carolina AFL-CIO to the members of BCTGM Local 252G in Memphis, who have been locked out at Kellogg since October 22nd.

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News 09 Dec 2013

Why We Campaign

The decision to keep HMP Moorland, HMP Lindholme and HMP Hatfield within the publc sector, is the single greatest example of the POAs success in our “Prisons are not for Profit” campaign . . . but the campaign cannot not stop there.

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Event 10 Sep 2013

TUC 2013 - Latest news

Steve Gillan General Secretary of the POA made the following comment at the TUC

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Event 10 Sep 2013

TUC comment on Ed Miliband's speech to Congress

Commenting on Ed Miliband's speech to Congress today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

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Event 10 Sep 2013

TUC announces 2013 Congress awards

The TUC has today (Tuesday) announced the winners of this year's Congress awards at its annual conference in Bournemouth.

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