Press Contacts

Mark Fairhurst - Acting 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

175 30 Jul 2018

GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO PAY FOR FAILURE

Another failed privatisation concept is to cost the Tax Payer 170 million pounds on top of 25 billion already spent on the privatisation of the Probation Service.

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174 27 Jul 2018

POA WILL PROTECT THEIR WORKFORCE

The latest safety in custody statistics are a damning indictment of HMPPS failure to protect its staff and POA members from assaults in the workplace.

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173 25 Jul 2018

PRISON OFFICER PAY AWARD

This is another below inflation pay rise for hard pressed Prison Officers and support grades. With inflation currently sitting at 2.4% a 2% consolidated award will do nothing to ease the financial hardships POA members face.

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172 26 Jun 2018

PRIVATISATION ANNOUNCEMENT

The announcement today by the Prisons Minister that all new build prisons will be subject to competition and the public sector will not be allowed to bid is a slap in the face for hardworking public sector Prison staff.

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171 08 Jun 2018

POA AND 14 OTHER NHS TRADE UNIONS VOTE TO ACCEPT MULTI-YEAR PAY DEAL

Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday).

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170 31 May 2018

BEDFORD PRISON IN SPECIAL MEASURES

Leaders of the POA were advised yesterday that HMP Bedford has been placed in Special Measures by HMPPS following a number of critical reports and serious incidents.

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169 26 Apr 2018

A PRISON SERVICE IN CRISIS

The POA have sent an open letter (attached) to David Gauke Justice Secretary of State after the latest Safety in Custody Data was announced for England and Wales Prison Service.

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168 23 Apr 2018

GOVERNMENT MISLEADS PUBLIC ON PRISON OFFICER NUMBERS SAY POA

The POA have reacted angrily to the statement by Secretary of state David Gauke, that was released on 22nd April 2018, in relation to the recruitment figures of Prison Officers.

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167 11 Apr 2018

PRISON OFFICERS TAKE LEGAL ACTION OVER PENSIONS

The POA has started the process of initiating Employment Tribunal proceedings which will challenge the introduction of a new pension scheme for Prison Officers in 2015.

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166 06 Mar 2018

PRISON OFFICERS THREATEN ACTION OVER ASSAULTS ON STAFF

The POA are determined to protect the Health and Safety of their members, after yet another weekend of chaos and assaults in Prisons.

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