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132 06 Dec 2018

POA DIARY 2019

The Executive are aware that an error has occurred in distributing the diaries to branches. Whilst this is unfortunate it is a simple mistake in that the distributors used the Gatelodge mailing list instead of the diary mailing list as provided by the union.

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193 23 Nov 2018

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT SIGNALS A RETURN TO BASICS

The POA welcome the announcement from the Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke to announce a return to dedicated search teams across the prison estate.

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192 26 Oct 2018

LEADERS OF THE POA CONTINUE TO CRITICISE GOVERNMENT AND HMPPS OVER THE LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS

Assaults and self-harm incidents in England and Wales' prisons have increased by 20% to record levels.

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191 19 Oct 2018

POA Wins right to trial over negotiation dispute

The POA today agreed a deal with their Employer which forced plans for an imposition of new job roles to be placed on hold pending an expedited trial.

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190 13 Oct 2018

DIGNITY AT WORK

Leaders of the POA are waiting to see if HMPPS carry out their threat to take further legal action through the courts to support the management of HMP Lindholme as they continue to bully, intimidate and threaten members of the Union.

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189 12 Oct 2018

HMP Lindholme

The latest problems at HMP Lindholme continue as staff face a daily battle to maintain order and discipline.

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188 09 Oct 2018

POA welcomes the roll out of PAVA spray

The POA have today welcomed the announcement by Prisons Minister Rory Stewart that PAVA incapacitant spray will be issued to all Prison Officers in the closed male estate from January 2019.

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187 08 Oct 2018

PRISON SAFETY

The National Chair of the POA has again questioned the safety of prisons as concerted acts of indiscipline, violence, hostage taking, and deaths continue to plague the Service.

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186 01 Oct 2018

Prisons in crisis

Following the concerted indiscipline at Long Lartin High Security Prison on Sunday 30th September 2018, Leaders of the POA again highlight the problems within prisons in England & Wales as chronic staff shortages, unrest amongst the prison population fuelled by the use of drugs, increase in violence and high levels of debt, all add to the daily problems of maintaining stability in our prisons.

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185 01 Oct 2018

Riot at Long Lartin

The weekends disturbance at HMP Long Lartin further vindicates the POA stance that our prisons continue to lurch from crisis to crisis and prison staff need the protective measures to quell the unprecedented levels of violence they face.

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