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POA Press Releases
The POA leadership are praising Prison Officers and related grades for bringing a major disturbance on Sunday 14th June 2015 to a swift end. The Union believes had it not been for the professionalism of staff then this disturbance could have been far worse.
The POA have told the Chief Executive Officer Michael Spurr of NOMS that they expect a complete review of Health and Safety risk assessments and safe systems of work.
The initial reaction of the POA is one of outrage regarding a pay cut for the vast majority of their members.
The POA welcomes the support of parliamentarians by way of EDM 546 after the publication of Professor Gail Kinman’s findings on work related stress and wellbeing of Prison Officers and Nurses in Psychiatric Secure Hospitals within the United Kingdom.
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.