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POA Press Releases
The POA sent a pre action protocol letter to NOMS on the 24th December 2015 as part of the Judicial Review process regarding major concerns over health issues on continued smoking in prisons. Having now had the response from Treasury Solicitors the Union do not believe that a smoking ban will ever be implemented to protect the Health and Safety of both Staff and Prisoners from the damaging effects of second hand smoke.
The POA have offered Mersey Care Trust fresh discussions to avert strike action in the Trust from over 500 POA members after Nurses Peter Hilton and Kevin Gregson were dismissed after the restraint of a violent patient.
POA CONDEMN NOMS AND THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE CONTINUED FAILURE TO PROVIDE SAFE, DECENT AND SECURE PRISONS
On the 18th March 2015, following the publication of the House of Commons Justice Committee Ninth Report on Prisons: Planning and Policies. The POA gave NOMS 28 days’ notice to put their house in order.
The POA have sent a notice to Merseycare Trust informing them that a 24 hour strike will take place on the 13th November 2015 from 07.00 hours to 07.00 hours on Saturday 14th November 2015 after its members in the trust voted overwhelmingly for strike action. This follows the dismissals of Kevin Gregson and Peter Hilton following the restraint of a violent patient.