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Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
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Mick Pimblett - Press Officer:
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POA Press Office:
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POA Press Releases

182 14 Sep 2018


Following meaningful engagement with the Minister Rory Stewart and a commitment to instruct the Employer to meet the POA and agree a plan of action to address the concerns of the Union, the POA has instructed members to return to work.

The threat of Court action against the Union has been withdrawn and the Union has stated that they will engage with the Employer to agree a timebound plan of action.

Steve Gillan said, “We must take things on face value following the meeting with the Minister but the devil will be in the detail. The POA will not allow our members to suffer in silence the Employer must be prepared to meet our demands and provide safe prisons.”



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