Press Contacts

Mark Fairhurst - National Chair:
Mobile 07968 108284

Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
Mobile 07971 838590

Mick Pimblett - Press Officer:
Mobile 07968 317 398

POA Press Office:
020 8803 0255 Option 7

POA Press Releases

212 21 Nov 2019

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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211 13 Nov 2019

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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210 31 Oct 2019

POA CALL ON URGENT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

The POA today called upon the Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland QC MP to urgently intervene in order to protect Prison Officers at work.

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209 25 Oct 2019

PRISON POPULATION INCREASE

Official figures today show that the prison population stands at 83,795 in England and Wales. This is 486 more than the same week twelve months ago.

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208 25 Sep 2019

HMP LONG LARTIN

A major disturbance at HMP Long Lartin has once again raised significant concerns about safety, order and control in our Prisons. What is particularly concerning about this disturbance is that HMP Long Lartin is a High Security Prison housing some of the most dangerous prisoners in custody.

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207 22 Jul 2019

POA DISMAYED BY PAY REVIEW BODY RECOMMENDATIONS

The POA do not give evidence to the Pay Review Body that makes recommendations to Government for Prison Officers and related grades pay.

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206 21 Jun 2019

RESOUNDING SUPPORT FOR ACTION FROM POA MEMBERS

The Prison Officers Association today revealed the results of an indicative workplace ballot of its members in public and private sector prisons, immigration removal centres and secure hospitals, which asked if staff were willing to support lawful action against the employer in order to protect their health and safety at work.

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205 05 Jun 2019

POA BALLOT MEMBERS OVER DELAYED PAVA ROLL OUT

The Prison Officers Association is to ballot its membership in England and Wales asking them to support their National Executive, in protecting their health and safety by any lawful means necessary due to the delayed roll out of PAVA incapacitant spray.

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204 28 May 2019

POA LEADERS BACK CORBYN AFTER EU ELECTIONS

The POA National Chair Mark Fairhurst and General Secretary Steve Gillan are backing Jeremy Corbyn Labour Leader and his Shadow Cabinet to come through the setback of the EU elections as Labour are the only party that can provide a Brexit that protects and enhances workers’ rights.

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203 24 May 2019

POA Hail Sentencing success

The POA would like to put on record our thanks to a Court yesterday that handed down an appropriate sentence to a prisoner following unprovoked attacks on Prison Officers at HMP Gartree.

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