POA News

24 Mar 20 PRESS RELEASE 220

POA PRAISE ‘SENSIBLE’ DECISION TO LOCK DOWN PRISONS

The POA today praised the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Director of Public Sector Prisons for their decision to place Prisons in England and Wales on immediate ‘lock down.’

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11 Mar 20 PRESS RELEASE 219

CORONAVIRUS IN PRISONS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

The POA National Executive Committee at its meeting on 11th March 2020 committed to working with Government and Employers to keep Prisons and the Criminal Justice System as stable as possible.

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12 Feb 20 PRESS RELEASE 218

POA STATEMENT ON THREATS AGAINST CUT PRESIDENT DIOGENES ORJUELA

The POA Prison Officers Trade Union sends solidarity to Diogenes Orjuela, president of CUT Colombia, following the threats made against him and other prominent political figures.

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20 Jan 20 PRESS RELEASE 217

RIOT AT HMP STOCKEN

At 17.00hrs on Saturday 18th January 2020, prisoners at HMP Stocken rioted on Mike Wing. The incident started when 5 prisoners accessed the netting and a Prison Officer was attacked from behind by a prisoner yielding a pool ball in a sock. Staff then withdrew from the wing for their own safety.

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10 Jan 20 PRESS RELEASE 216

COWARDLY VICIOUS ATTACK ON PRISON STAFF AT HMP WHITEMOOR

The POA have condemned a vicious and cowardly attack on Prison Staff which took place at HMP Whitemoor on Thursday 9th January 2020.

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19 Dec 19 PRESS RELEASE 215

POA LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST CONTEMPT OF COURT TO BE CHALLENGED AT APPEAL

The Secretary of State for Justice instructed Government Lawyers to apply for a Contempt of Court against the POA.

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02 Dec 19 PRESS RELEASE 214

TRIBUTE TO JACK MERRITT AND SASKIA JONES

The POA are saddened by the senseless murders of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.

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02 Dec 19 PRESS RELEASE 213

VICTORY FOR POA IN MAJOR HEALTH AND SAFETY CASE REGARDING STAFF ASSAULTS

The POA has secured a landmark agreement by the Prison Service which for the first time:

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21 Nov 19 PRESS RELEASE 212

NATIONAL STRIKE IN COLOMBIA

The POA Prison Officers Trade Union unconditionally supports peace and human rights in Colombia and sends solidarity to all Colombians participating in the National Strike.

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13 Nov 19 PRESS RELEASE 211

Steve Gillan General Secretary Re-Elected

The POA General Secretary Steve Gillan has been re-elected in a contested election ERS have confirmed. The elected period of office commences from May 2020 until May 2025. This will be Mr Gillan’s 3rd term of office as General Secretary.

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