Prison officers are throwing their weight behind two parliamentary initiatives this month – Earl Attlee’s bid to ban the “facilitation of potting” and Grahame Morris MP’s Prisons (Violence) Bill, aka the “Safe Inside Law”.
PR 234: POA WARN GOVERNMENT OVER PAY AWARD
The Prison Officers Association have issued a stark warning to the Government after they released the recommendations today for the pay award relating to operational Prison staff some 6 months overdue.
PR 233: BBC NEWSNIGHT REPORT: SUICIDES IN PRISON
In response to a BBC Newsnight item around rising suicide rates in prison the POA would like to issue the following press release.
PR 232: POA TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT MEMBERS INJURED ON THE ROAD – AS GOVERNMENT RESTRICTS ACCESS TO JUSTICE
New rules that came into force on 31st May will remove legal help to road accident victims - but the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has announced it will be stepping in to continue to support any member with a claim to make sure they continue to get specialist legal help.
PR 231: WORKING IN UK PRISONS AND SECURE HOSPITALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In May 2021 Amina Memon and Nicholas Hardwick, from the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law, at the Royal Holloway University of London produced their report into “WORKING IN UK PRISONS AND SECURE HOSPITALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”.
SCOTLAND: PRESS RELEASE
Following a workplace ballot on the NHS pay offer to our membership in the State Hospital we can confirm that our members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the pay offer.
Government must reconsider urgently 1% NHS pay proposal, all health unions tell PM
Please see letter from the Staff Side Secretariat to the Prime Minister regarding the NHS pay award following yesterday’s announcement from the Scottish Government. Below is the accompanying press release.
Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who’ve kept us safe in the pandemic, say health unions.
Health workers are currently in the final year of a three-year deal. They are due a pay rise in April.
PR 230: TRADE UNIONS AND LEGAL PROFESSIONALS UNITE IN THEIR CONCERNS OVER SAFETY AT COURTS.
Representatives of various legal professional bodies (including the Criminal Bar Association) and trade unions are calling for an immediate review of safety arrangements across the HMCTS estate amidst rising concerns that courts are unsafe and fail to implement measures to ensure that all buildings are Covid-19 secure.
PR 229: POA SURVEY OF WORK-RELATED WELLBEING
In 2020 (prior to the Covid-19 pandemic), the POA commissioned a survey of members to examine their work-related wellbeing.