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POA Press Releases
The POA, a trade union whose members have been denied the human right to even take industrial action to fight for justice in Modern Britain, are disappointed that the Tory-led Coalition Government are once again attacking and demonising hard working people for trying to stand up for what they believe in.
The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice The Rt. Honourable Chris Grayling MP has been quoted in the Telegraph 14th June 2014 following a radio interview, claiming that self harm and assaults in the prison system have fallen over the last two years.
The decision by NOMS to further “crowd” the already overcrowded public sector estate by an additional 440 undermines the commitment that prisons will be safe, secure and decent alongside savage cuts to the budget for Criminal Justice.
The POA have welcomed the statement from the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in respect of life sentences should any prisoner murder a prison officer and other offenses which prisoners commit.
The POA will be holding a march and rally to coincide with budget day as a protest against austerity measures that is having a destructive effect on the Criminal Justice System. Some of the issues being debated at the Methodist Central Hall will be pay, prison violence, pension age and privatisation.