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Mark Fairhurst - National Chair:
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Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
Mobile 07971 838590

Mick Pimblett - Press Officer:
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POA Press Office:
020 8803 0255 Option 7

POA Press Releases

124 06 May 2016

Health and safety concerns at wormwood scrubs

POA members at Wormwood Scrubs have individually chosen not to enter in to the Prison today as they have fears for their Health and Safety.

A recent Chief Inspectors report highlighted that the prison was unsafe and that drugs and alcohol were easily accessible.

Steve Gillan General Secretary stated:
“POA members have reluctantly withdrawn to a safe place under Health and Safety legislation. It is essential that staff and prisoners are safe in the prison. I urge management to engage with the Union so that all who live and work at Wormwood Scrubs are safe from violent attacks. Management and Government cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the drug culture which is making our prisons unsafe. The POA are on record as saying we will protect the health and safety of our members if management and Government fail to do so”




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