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10 May 2019

SCOTTISH PRISON OFFICERS TO BALLOT ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

At a special conference convened in Perth the Prison Officers Association Scotland agreed to ballot their membership on Industrial Action over pay.

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202 25 Apr 2019

PRISON SERVICE CONTINUES TO FAIL PUBLIC

Leaders of the POA condemn HMPPS and Government.

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201 15 Apr 2019

TIME FOR ACTION FROM GOVERNMENT AFTER PRISON OFFICER HAS THROAT SLASHED

A Prison Officer at HMP Nottingham has been attacked by a Prisoner and had his throat slashed which required 17 sutures on Sunday morning 14th April 2019.

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200 09 Apr 2019

VIOLENCE AGAINST PRISON STAFF OUT OF CONTROL

The POA for many years have been warning of the Crisis within our jails and the rising violence which are now at record levels in England and Wales

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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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