Press Contacts

Mike Rolfe - National Chair:
Mobile 07432 560708

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

138 05 Dec 2016

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE PRESS RELEASE INACCURATE

The POA believe that the Ministry of Justice are playing mind games at a crucial time for Industrial Relations with the POA membership.

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21 Nov 2016

Campaigning law firm Thompsons solicitors responds to the Ministry of Justice consultation on reforms to the small claims limit

Tom Jones, Head of Policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Despite government figures showing that the number of injury claims are down, they have allowed themselves to be bullied by insurers into reviving hugely unfair plans to remove access to justice for the injured, without producing a shred of evidence to justify them.

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21 Nov 2016

Thompsons: Car insurance CEOs get multi-million pound reward packages as premiums continue to rise

The UK’s top car insurance companies have come under fire for multi-million pound remuneration packages to their chief executives whilst the driving public face ever increasing premiums.

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137 16 Nov 2016

STATEMENT MADE BY LIZ TRUSS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 15.11.16 WITH REGARD POA PROTEST ACTION

During an urgent question raised by Richard Burgon MP Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, the Secretary of State for Justice Elizabeth Truss made the following statement;

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136 15 Nov 2016

POA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE REJECT HEALTH & SAFETY PROPOSALS

It is with regret that The POA NEC has been forced to direct all POA members to take protest action today following the latest offer from NOMS to address concerns over Health & Safety.

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135 11 Nov 2016

PRISON OFFICER NUMBERS FALL

The POA believe the recruitment and retention plan for the National Offender Management Service is in tatters, after the latest Ministry of Justice figures show between 30th September 2015 and 30th September 2016 Prison Officer grades fell in that period by 585 full time equivalents.

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134 01 Nov 2016

The POA National Executive Committee have suspended its instruction to members to hold meetings outside every establishment in England and Wales

The POA National Executive Committee have suspended its instruction to members to hold meetings outside every establishment in England and Wales

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19 Oct 2016

Howard League responds to alleged murder in Pentonville prison

The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Wednesday 19 October) responded to an incident in Pentonville prison, in which a man died and another two men were critically injured.

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133 19 Oct 2016

ANOTHER DEATH WITHIN PRISONS

The POA once again, has serious concerns following the incident at HMP Pentonville on the 18th October 2016, which led to the tragic death of an offender. The actions of the staff at Pentonville maintained good order and discipline and prevented this situation escalating.

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132 14 Oct 2016

DAMNING REPORT INTO SMOKING IN PRISONS RELEASED

The “Independent Medical Report” by John Britton Professor of Epidemiology at Nottingham University into the harmful effects of second hand smoke in Prisons has finally been released.

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