Press Contacts

Mark Fairhurst - National Chair:
Mobile 07968 108284

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

196 21 Feb 2019

HMP LIVERPOOL RETURN TO WORK

The POA has instructed its members at HMP Liverpool to return to work, which they have done.

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195 21 Feb 2019

WALK OUT AT HMP LIVERPOOL

Today Prison Officers have refused to enter HMP Liverpool following the “unjust sacking” of a longstanding Prison Officer of 26 years, despite being cleared of any wrongdoing by the Police after a full investigation.

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194 18 Jan 2019

POA UNION LEADERS WALK OUT ON CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Prison Officers Association Leaders have walked out on the Chief Executive Michael Spurr in a dispute about how the employer applies disciplinary procedures against staff.

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193 23 Nov 2018

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT SIGNALS A RETURN TO BASICS

The POA welcome the announcement from the Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke to announce a return to dedicated search teams across the prison estate.

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192 26 Oct 2018

LEADERS OF THE POA CONTINUE TO CRITICISE GOVERNMENT AND HMPPS OVER THE LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS

Assaults and self-harm incidents in England and Wales' prisons have increased by 20% to record levels.

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191 19 Oct 2018

POA Wins right to trial over negotiation dispute

The POA today agreed a deal with their Employer which forced plans for an imposition of new job roles to be placed on hold pending an expedited trial.

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190 13 Oct 2018

DIGNITY AT WORK

Leaders of the POA are waiting to see if HMPPS carry out their threat to take further legal action through the courts to support the management of HMP Lindholme as they continue to bully, intimidate and threaten members of the Union.

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189 12 Oct 2018

HMP Lindholme

The latest problems at HMP Lindholme continue as staff face a daily battle to maintain order and discipline.

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188 09 Oct 2018

POA welcomes the roll out of PAVA spray

The POA have today welcomed the announcement by Prisons Minister Rory Stewart that PAVA incapacitant spray will be issued to all Prison Officers in the closed male estate from January 2019.

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187 08 Oct 2018

PRISON SAFETY

The National Chair of the POA has again questioned the safety of prisons as concerted acts of indiscipline, violence, hostage taking, and deaths continue to plague the Service.

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