Press Contacts

Mark Fairhurst - Acting National Chair:
Mobile 07968 108284

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

153 30 Jun 2017

POA SUPPORT CONCERNS BY HM CHIEF INSPECTOR OF PRISONS FOLLOWING UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION OF HMP/YOI FELTHAM (FELTHAM B – YOUNG ADULTS)

Leaders of the POA call on HMPPS and Government to act, as more criticism is aimed at the Prison Service following another damning report identifying that violence is out of control in prisons.

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152 29 Jun 2017

POA FULLY SUPPORT THE REPORT BY THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE INTO MENTAL HEALTH IN PRISONS

The POA support the claims of the NAO that the Government does not know how many people in prison suffer from some form of mental illness and that the Service is under pressure.

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151 05 Jun 2017

POA CONDEMN TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON

The POA condemn the cowardly terrorist attack in London on Saturday 3rd June 2017 and pass on our condolences to all those affected.

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150 23 May 2017

POA CONDEMN BOMB ATTACK IN MANCHESTER

The POA NEC are horrified, shocked and sad at the outrageous attack in Manchester Arena last night, 22nd May 2017.

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149 22 May 2017

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN PRISON

The POA have reminded the Secretary of State of her responsibilities under the Prison Act 1952, that she has a statutory duty to maintain safety and security in Prisons.

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148 27 Apr 2017

POA CONDEMN THERESA MAY'S GOVERNMENT

The POA today condemn the current Government led by Theresa May in failing to listen to the concerns of this trade union and effectively leaving staff and prisoners to operate in a war zone, fuelled by drugs, violence and squalid conditions.

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147 31 Mar 2017

POA CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON PROFESSIONALISATION OF 2000 PRISON OFFICER’S

Today the POA cautiously welcome the announcement of Liz Truss the Secretary of State for Justice as she plans to unveil proposals to professionalise some 2000 Prison Officers across the prison estate.

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146 23 Mar 2017

POA CONDEMN TERROR ATTACK AT WESTMINSTER

The POA National Executive Committee condemn wholeheartedly the attacks at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, which resulted in the tragic loss of life of innocent victims and indeed many individual injuries to members of the general public.

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145 22 Mar 2017

POA RESPOND TO JUSTICE SECRETARY’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CREATE 5,000 MODERN PRISON PLACES

The POA National Executive Committee today cautiously welcome the Plans to refurbish and build 4 new Prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot.

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144 16 Mar 2017

POA WIN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASES AND TRADE UNION DISCRIMINATION CASE AT ASHWORTH HOSPITAL

The POA have won at Employment Tribunal on behalf of three members, two for unfair dismissal Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson following a restraint of a violent patient and for Trade Union discrimination against Mr Lyon.

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