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POA Press Releases
The POA NEC have called upon its membership within the High Secure Psychiatric Hospitals to once again take strike action regarding the Coalition Government's failure to fully implement the NHS Pay Review Body recommendations.
A team of researchers from the University of Bedfordshire led by Professor Gail Kinman has conducted an independent survey on work related stress and wellbeing of Prison Officers in the United Kingdom and Nurses in Psychiatric Secure Hospitals. This report also provides an independent view of the viability of a pension age of 68 for POA members.
The Prison Officers Association (POA) believe that the latest data on self-harm, assaults and deaths in custody provide clear unequivocal proof that the prison system in England and Wales is in an ever deepening crisis.
The POA have called strike action for 24th October 2014 at its High Secure Psychiatric hospitals after its membership voted overwhelmingly to take action at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton in relation to the Coalition Government failing to fulfil the NHS Pay Review Body recommendations.
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.