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182 14 Sep 2018

POA CALL PROTEST ACTION OFF

Following meaningful engagement with the Minister Rory Stewart and a commitment to instruct the Employer to meet the POA and agree a plan of action to address the concerns of the Union, the POA has instructed members to return to work.

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181 14 Sep 2018

POA GENERAL SECRETARY CALLS FOR PROTEST ACTION

The POA General Secretary Steve Gillan has today called for all POA members in England and Wales prisons to take protest action outside their workplaces from 07.00 until instructed otherwise.

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180 12 Sep 2018

POA CALL FOR ABOLITION OF PRISON SERVICE PAY REVIEW BODY (PSPRB) AT THE TUC 150th CONGRESS

The POA received the support of the TUC and sister unions at the 150th Congress when they called for the abolition of the Prison Service Pay Review Body and a return to sectoral collective bargaining on pay and related matters.

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179 10 Sep 2018

UNIONS CALL FOR SAFER PRISONS AND AN END TO PRISON PRIVATISATION AT TUC 150th CONGRESS

Trade Unions debated and unanimously supported calls to improve prison safety, reduce violence and stop the continued privatisation of the prison estate at the 150th TUC Congress in Manchester.

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178 10 Sep 2018

PRISON SAFETY - W/C 3RD SEPTEMBER 2018

The constant rise in violence and failure to provide safe and secure prisons, the Government and Heads of HMPPS remain under pressure as last week’s data from prisons in England and Wales is not good reading.

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News 09 Sep 2018

National Chairman sets out real issues for POA members

Watch the video of the National Chairman talking about the real issues for POA members

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177 03 Sep 2018

PRISON SAFETY

Once again, the Government and Heads of HMPPS are under pressure as last week’s data from prisons in England and Wales is not good reading.

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176 20 Aug 2018

HMP BIRMINGHAM STAFF LET DOWN BY GOVERNMENT

The POA National Executive Committee have praised their members at HMP Birmingham today after the Ministry of Justice have taken direct control of the prison after a scathing report by the Prisons Inspector.

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News 09 Aug 2018

RESTRUCTURING OF THE POA

The Restructuring Motion that was passed at Annual Conference May 2018 is in operation. Mr P Cuffe is the independent person tasked with meeting Branch Officials from across the UK. This is your opportunity to shape the Union moving forward for future generations and assist his final findings which will be presented at Annual Conference 2019.

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175 30 Jul 2018

GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO PAY FOR FAILURE

Another failed privatisation concept is to cost the Tax Payer £170 million pounds on top of £25 billion already spent on the privatisation of the Probation Service.

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