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POA Press Releases
The POA have offered Mersey Care Trust fresh discussions to avert strike action in the Trust from over 500 POA members after Nurses Peter Hilton and Kevin Gregson were dismissed after the restraint of a violent patient.
POA CONDEMN NOMS AND THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE CONTINUED FAILURE TO PROVIDE SAFE, DECENT AND SECURE PRISONS
On the 18th March 2015, following the publication of the House of Commons Justice Committee Ninth Report on Prisons: Planning and Policies. The POA gave NOMS 28 days’ notice to put their house in order.
The POA have sent a notice to Merseycare Trust informing them that a 24 hour strike will take place on the 13th November 2015 from 07.00 hours to 07.00 hours on Saturday 14th November 2015 after its members in the trust voted overwhelmingly for strike action. This follows the dismissals of Kevin Gregson and Peter Hilton following the restraint of a violent patient.
The POA membership have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of strike action in support of two nurses who were dismissed for restraining a violent patient. The strike ballot was 92.3% in favour and 97.1% in favour of action short of strike action.
The Prison Officers Association (POA) is citing a ‘victory for health and safety’ following the Government announcement that all prisons in Wales and four in the South West of England will become smoke-free by 2016.
Official reports identify that the level of serious violence throughout the prison estate and other workplaces has risen dramatically.