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PR 101 12 Mar 2015

POA LEADERSHIP ARE OUTRAGED AT NIL PAY AWARD FOR 80% OF PRISON STAFF

The initial reaction of the POA is one of outrage regarding a pay cut for the vast majority of their members.

POA members in 2014 have seen:

4000 assaults on prison staff.
A 40% increase in serious assaults on staff.
A prison system overcrowded.
A prison population at record levels.
3500 fewer officers to year end 2014.
A Service unable to recruit and retain.
Staff forced away from their homes and families on detached duty.
Motivation and morale is at an all-time low.
A Prison Service failing to meet any of the Health and Safety Executive criteria.

As per our policies the POA will now consider our response on this nil pay award for the difficult and dangerous and under resourced work that they do on behalf of society.

We are reminded that our members in the NHS have successfully achieved concessions on pay with direct action.

The Executive will convene an Emergency meeting on Monday, 16th March 2015.

The POA NEC rules nothing in and nothing out.
 

 

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  • The Pay Review Body is distinct from other review bodies as it is supposedly a compensatory measure for the arbitrary removal of trade union rights from prison officers.