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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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174 27 Jul 2018

POA WILL PROTECT THEIR WORKFORCE

The latest safety in custody statistics are a damning indictment of HMPPS failure to protect its staff and POA members from assaults in the workplace.

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173 25 Jul 2018

PRISON OFFICER PAY AWARD

This is another below inflation pay rise for hard pressed Prison Officers and support grades. With inflation currently sitting at 2.4% a 2% consolidated award will do nothing to ease the financial hardships POA members face.

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News 03 Jul 2018

TUCG Tolpuddle Seminar, Monday 16 July

Download the flyer for the TUCG Tolpuddle Seminar coming up on Monday 16 July

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172 26 Jun 2018

PRIVATISATION ANNOUNCEMENT

The announcement today by the Prisons Minister that all new build prisons will be subject to competition and the public sector will not be allowed to bid is a slap in the face for hardworking public sector Prison staff.

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News 19 Jun 2018

Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival Fringe Meeting: Labour Rights under a Labour Government

Download the flyer for the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival Fringe Meeting: Labour Rights under a Labour Government

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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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