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News 15 Jun 2018

Durham Miner's Gala Fringe Meeting: Labour Rights under a Labour Government

Download the flyer for the Durham Miner's Gala Fringe Meeting: Labour Rights under a Labour Government

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171 08 Jun 2018

POA AND 14 OTHER NHS TRADE UNIONS VOTE TO ACCEPT MULTI-YEAR PAY DEAL

Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). 

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170 31 May 2018

BEDFORD PRISON IN SPECIAL MEASURES

Leaders of the POA were advised yesterday that HMP Bedford has been placed in Special Measures by HMPPS following a number of critical reports and serious incidents.

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News 03 May 2018

Westminster Hall Debate on Prison Officers Working Conditions

Westminster Hall Debate on Prison Officers Working Conditions - 2nd May 2018

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169 26 Apr 2018

A PRISON SERVICE IN CRISIS

The POA have sent an open letter (attached) to David Gauke Justice Secretary of State after the latest Safety in Custody Data was announced for England and Wales Prison Service.

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168 23 Apr 2018

GOVERNMENT MISLEADS PUBLIC ON PRISON OFFICER NUMBERS SAY POA

The POA have reacted angrily to the statement by Secretary of state David Gauke, that was released on 22nd April 2018, in relation to the recruitment figures of Prison Officers.

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167 11 Apr 2018

PRISON OFFICERS TAKE LEGAL ACTION OVER PENSIONS

The POA has started the process of initiating Employment Tribunal proceedings which will challenge the introduction of a new pension scheme for Prison Officers in 2015.

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News 21 Mar 2018

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday).

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166 06 Mar 2018

PRISON OFFICERS THREATEN ACTION OVER ASSAULTS ON STAFF

The POA are determined to protect the Health and Safety of their members, after yet another weekend of chaos and assaults in Prisons.

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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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