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.
PR 228: POA CALL FOR SUSPENSION OF EDUCATION IN YOUTH PRISONS
The Prison Officers Association have today urged Directors in the Youth Custody Service to suspend all face-to-face education provision with immediate effect until January 6th.
PR 227: GOVERNMENT BETRAY HARD WORKING PRISON STAFF
The Government has turned its back on hard working Prison Staff by rejecting recommendation 3 of the Pay Review Body recommendations.
PR 226: MARK FAIRHURST RE-ELECTED AS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
The POA announce today that Mark Fairhurst has been successful in his re-election to the position of National Chairman where he will serve a further five years from May 2021.
PR 224: POA SUPPORTS TUC CAMPAIGN TO SAVE UNION LEARNING
The POA fully support the TUC campaign, Save Union Learning, and hope to persuade the Government to drop proposals to end the Union Learning Fund (ULF).