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

PR 106 17 Jul 2015

POA CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME SECRETARY OF STATES ANNOUNCEMENT ON EDUCATION FOR PRISONERS

The POA cautiously welcome Michael Gove’s speech in relation to meaningful education for prisoners as a way forward to tackle rehabilitation. The POA believe that Education for prisoners is essential if Government are serious about their much lauded “Rehabilitation Revolution”.

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PR 105 02 Jul 2015

LORRAINE BARWELL

The thoughts of all POA members are with the family, friends and colleagues of Lorraine Barwell.

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PR 104 15 Jun 2015

Prison Officers at HMP Stocken bring Prison Disturbance to a quick end

The POA leadership are praising Prison Officers and related grades for bringing a major disturbance on Sunday 14th June 2015 to a swift end. The Union believes had it not been for the professionalism of staff then this disturbance could have been far worse.

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PR 103 18 Mar 2015

POA CALL UPON NOMS BOARD TO RESIGN

Following the publication of the House of Commons Ninth Report on Prisons: Planning and Policies, the POA call upon the NOMS Board to tender their resignation to the Justice Secretary.

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PR 102 18 Mar 2015

POA GIVE 28 DAY NOTICE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR ENGLAND AND WALES PRISONS

The POA have told the Chief Executive Officer Michael Spurr of NOMS that they expect a complete review of Health and Safety risk assessments and safe systems of work.

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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.

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PR 100 24 Feb 2015

Wrexham Prison

The POA welcome the news that Wrexham Prison when built in 2017 will remain in the public sector under Her Majesty’s Prison Service.

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PR 99 04 Dec 2014

EDM 546 Independent Survey of POA reveals a totally demoralised staff

The POA welcomes the support of parliamentarians by way of EDM 546 after the publication of Professor Gail Kinman’s findings on work related stress and wellbeing of Prison Officers and Nurses in Psychiatric Secure Hospitals within the United Kingdom.

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PR 98 19 Nov 2014

POA members at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton to strike again on 24th November 2014

The POA NEC have called upon its membership within the High Secure Psychiatric Hospitals to once again take strike action regarding the Coalition Government's failure to fully implement the NHS Pay Review Body recommendations.

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PR 97 19 Nov 2014

Independent Survey of POA reveals a totally demoralised staff

A team of researchers from the University of Bedfordshire led by Professor Gail Kinman has conducted an independent survey on work related stress and wellbeing of Prison Officers in the United Kingdom and Nurses in Psychiatric Secure Hospitals. This report also provides an independent view of the viability of a pension age of 68 for POA members.

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