Press Contacts

P J McParlin - National Chairman:
Mobile 07917 328700

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

130 27 Sep 2016

POA WIN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASE AT ASHWORTH HOSPITAL

The POA have won unfair dismissals for two of its members, Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson, who were sacked for alleged misconduct by Mersey Care NHS Trust. At the time the POA took strike action to highlight the unfair treatment of its members.

Read more..

129 11 Aug 2016

POA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECONFIRM ENDORSEMENT OF JEREMY CORBYN FOR LABOUR LEADER

The POA Executive Committee supported Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader last year and have re-confirmed support for him once more at its meeting on 10th August 2016

Read more..

128 28 Jul 2016

LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS OUTLINE DEVASTATING LEVELS OF VIOLENCE IN OUR PRISONS

The latest Government Safety in Custody statistics outline the failures of NOMS National Offender Management Services to protect prisoners and staff from the unprecedented rise in violence in our prisons.

Read more..

127 08 Jul 2016

THOUSANDS OF PRISON OFFICERS HOLD MEETINGS

The POA National Executive Committee have instructed its membership in England and Wales to hold meetings outside their respective Prisons to discuss Prison Reform after NOMS management failed to consult on how prisoners are supervised during their sentence.

Read more..

126 26 May 2016

POA CONDEMN THE CLOSURE OF HMP KENNET

The POA have condemned the announcement of the closure of HMP Kennet, following the Written Ministerial Statement made by the Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove that NOMS will not be renewing the lease with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for the site.

Read more..

125 18 May 2016

PRISONS BILL

The POA today cautiously welcomes the announcement from the Secretary of State for Justice on Prison Reform.

Read more..

124 06 May 2016

Health and safety concerns at wormwood scrubs

POA members at Wormwood Scrubs have individually chosen not to enter in to the Prison today as they have fears for their Health and Safety.

Read more..

123 28 Apr 2016

POA are NOT surprised at Latest Prison Statistics

The latest Safety in Custody statistics published by the Ministry of Justice provides further evidence that the state of our prisons has descended further into crisis.

Read more..

PR 122 04 Mar 2016

POA condemn cowardly attack in Northern Ireland

The POA leadership have condemned a cowardly and disgraceful attack on a Prison Officer in Northern Ireland.

Read more..

PR 121 29 Jan 2016

POA PUT “COLLEAGUE” MICHAEL GOVE ON NOTICE

Following the publication of the latest safer in custody statistics, which provide further evidence of a dysfunctional prison service in acute crisis, the POA have reinforced its advice to members to protect themselves in the workplace.

Read more..

previous | next | page 1/10