POA News

88 | 03.07.2017


The Secretary of State David Lidington has confirmed through HMPPS that their application for a Permanent Injunction will go ahead.

Please find attached our Press Release, we are a vital Service where our members protect the public and risk their lives each day.

This is a cowardly act by an incompetent employer, who would rather hide behind the Courts than deal with real issues. Everyone knows we have lost 8,000 operational staff and have suffered increasing violence in the workplace.

Irrespective of the outcome tomorrow the Government and employer will never silence the POA from our legitimate Health and Safety concerns.

Last week we asked at a face to face meeting with the Secretary of State not to pursue matters through the Courts, but to work constructively with the POA sadly they have chosen the legal avenue.

We have been working hard behind the scenes with our legal team and their application will be robustly defended.

Our members will be kept up to date with developments on this matter.

Yours sincerely

General Secretary