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POA Press Releases
The POA are not surprised that the Secretary of State and Senior Officials at the Prison Service have once again hidden behind legislation, which prevents Prison Officers from taking Industrial action under the provisions of Section 127 of the Criminal Justice Public Order Act 1994 (since amended).
The POA membership in England and Wales have overwhelmingly rejected the best and final offer from Government and the Employer on the Prison Reform Agreement 2016, which consisted of Pension Age Reduction, an Industrial Relation Procedural Agreement and a 3 year pay deal.
Leaders of the POA pay tribute to the magnificent response of Prison Officers POA members from throughout the prison estate to restore good order at HMP Birmingham on Friday the 16th of December exactly a month after the very same members took protest action to raise public awareness of the state of our prisons.
Campaigning law firm Thompsons solicitors responds to the Ministry of Justice consultation on reforms to the small claims limit
Tom Jones, Head of Policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Despite government figures showing that the number of injury claims are down, they have allowed themselves to be bullied by insurers into reviving hugely unfair plans to remove access to justice for the injured, without producing a shred of evidence to justify them.
The UK’s top car insurance companies have come under fire for multi-million pound remuneration packages to their chief executives whilst the driving public face ever increasing premiums.
During an urgent question raised by Richard Burgon MP Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, the Secretary of State for Justice Elizabeth Truss made the following statement;
It is with regret that The POA NEC has been forced to direct all POA members to take protest action today following the latest offer from NOMS to address concerns over Health & Safety.