P J McParlin - National Chairman:
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Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
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Glyn Travis - Press Officer:
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POA Press Office:
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POA Press Releases
The POA are becoming increasingly concerned at the increase in the prison population. Today’s population stands at 84,832 which represents another increase of 205 from this time last week, indeed the last three weeks has seen the population increase by 635. This is a new record for 2013.
The National Chairman of the POA PJ McParlin together with senior representatives of the PCS met with Carwyn Jones AM First Minister of Wales on Wednesday 25th September.
The Coalition Government has pushed the Privatisation Agenda within the Criminal Justice System without demonstrating the true cost or alleged savings of the policy. In May the Government announced its Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda which includes outsourcing 70% of the work of the Probation Service.
The National Shop Stewards Network organised a meeting and demonstration in protest over the Governments attacks on pay, pensions, rights and conditions and the unprecedented use and abuse of Zero Hours contracts, as the TUC prepared for its Annual Congress at the Bournemouth International Centre.