Press Contacts

Mike Rolfe - National Chair:
Mobile 07432 560708

Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
Mobile 07971 838590

Glyn Travis - Press Officer:
Mobile 07968 324045

POA Press Office:
020 8803 0255 Option 7

POA Press Releases

147 31 Mar 2017

POA CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON PROFESSIONALISATION OF 2000 PRISON OFFICER’S

Today the POA cautiously welcome the announcement of Liz Truss the Secretary of State for Justice as she plans to unveil proposals to professionalise some 2000 Prison Officers across the prison estate.

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146 23 Mar 2017

POA CONDEMN TERROR ATTACK AT WESTMINSTER

The POA National Executive Committee condemn wholeheartedly the attacks at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, which resulted in the tragic loss of life of innocent victims and indeed many individual injuries to members of the general public.

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145 22 Mar 2017

POA RESPOND TO JUSTICE SECRETARY’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CREATE 5,000 MODERN PRISON PLACES

The POA National Executive Committee today cautiously welcome the Plans to refurbish and build 4 new Prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot.

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144 16 Mar 2017

POA WIN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASES AND TRADE UNION DISCRIMINATION CASE AT ASHWORTH HOSPITAL

The POA have won at Employment Tribunal on behalf of three members, two for unfair dismissal Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson following a restraint of a violent patient and for Trade Union discrimination against Mr Lyon.

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143 01 Mar 2017

SECRETARY OF STATE HIDES BEHIND ANTI TRADE UNION LEGISLATION IN OBTAINING AN INJUNCTION

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).

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142 19 Feb 2017

£12 MILLION BOOST TO ATTRACT NEW RECRUITS

The Unions position has for a long time been that pay should be set at a national level for staff. The latest attempt at placing a plaster over a gaping wound has been announced.

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141 22 Dec 2016

POA MEMBERS REJECT PRISON REFORM AGREEMENT 2016

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.

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140 17 Dec 2016

Update Birmingham

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.

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139 16 Dec 2016

SERIOUS DISTURBANCE HMP BIRMINGHAM

Leaders of the POA have once again been made aware of a serious incident within our Prison System.

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138 05 Dec 2016

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE PRESS RELEASE INACCURATE

The POA believe that the Ministry of Justice are playing mind games at a crucial time for Industrial Relations with the POA membership.

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