POA News

19 Mar 19 PRESS RELEASE 198

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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22 Feb 19 PRESS RELEASE 197

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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21 Feb 19 PRESS RELEASE 196

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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21 Feb 19 PRESS RELEASE 195

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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18 Jan 19 PRESS RELEASE 194

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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24 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 137

RECENT COURT OF APPEAL JUDGEMENT TO PENSION CHANGES MADE IN APRIL 2015

As members are aware, the pension arrangements for Prison Officers, Correctional Officers and Secure Psychiatric Workers were fundamentally changed in April 2015 by Government despite opposition from the POA and other unions.

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21 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 136

Membership Update

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.

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18 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 135

WHITLEY SUB COMMITTEE MEETING – AGREED MINUTES HEALTH AND SAFETY – 6TH SEPTEMBER 2018

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.

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17 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 134

HOLIDAY PAY FOR ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKED

The POA was successful in challenging the employer HMPPS over their failure to introduce additional holiday pay for additional paid hours in the Berryman Case.

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07 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 133

Assistant General Secretary post put on hold

On the 19th November 2018 POA Circular 128/2018 was promulgated seeking applicants for the Assistant Secretary post which will become vacant in April 2019.

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