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184 26 Sep 2018

The State of your prisons is still not improving

The latest problems within prisons in England & Wales is not improving. Richard Burgon Shadow Secretary of State for Justice recently set out a five-point plan to address drugs and violence in prisons which he has called on the Government to deliver.

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Breaking 17 Sep 2018

UPDATE ON POA TALKS

At a meeting today HMPPS and the POA both reinforced their commitment to improve safety in prisons.

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183 17 Sep 2018

VIOLENCE IN PRISONS

Following the protest action by members of the POA last Friday across all prisons in England and Wales, HMP Bedford was forced to reduce the regime and call in NTRG to quell another act of concerted indiscipline over the weekend.

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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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