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199 01 Apr 2019

POA CLAIM VICTORY AS HMP BIRMINGHAM IS RETURNED TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR

The POA today stated the announcement that HMP Birmingham will be returned to the public sector is a major success for the Union.

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198 19 Mar 2019

PRISON OFFICERS RALLY AGAINST VIOLENCE, PRIVATISATION AND ‘CRUEL’ RETIREMENT AGE

Hundreds of Prison Officers will march through Westminster tomorrow (WEDS) demanding action against soaring levels of violence, an end to private prisons, and a fair retirement age of 60.

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197 22 Feb 2019

Latest HMPPS Workforce & Violence Statistics

Despite the Governments assurance that all is well in the Prison Service the latest statistics do not support their assertions.

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196 21 Feb 2019

HMP LIVERPOOL RETURN TO WORK

The POA has instructed its members at HMP Liverpool to return to work, which they have done.

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195 21 Feb 2019

WALK OUT AT HMP LIVERPOOL

Today Prison Officers have refused to enter HMP Liverpool following the “unjust sacking” of a longstanding Prison Officer of 26 years, despite being cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police after a full investigation.

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194 18 Jan 2019

POA UNION LEADERS WALK OUT ON CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Prison Officers Association Leaders have walked out on the Chief Executive Michael Spurr in a dispute about how the employer applies disciplinary procedures against staff.

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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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