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).
PR 225: SECOND NATIONAL LOCKDOWN LEAVES MANY INCONSISTENCIES IN PRISON
The POA since March 2020 have worked collaboratively with HMPPS and other employers to find solutions in keeping prisoners and staff safe during the pandemic.
PR 223: PAY REVIEW BODY RECOMMENDATIONS
The POA will take its time considering all aspects of the Pay Review Body recommendations and not just comment on the headline figure of 2.5 per cent.
PR 222: POA JOIN FBU, PCS AND GMB IN LEGAL CHALLENGE ON PENSIONS
The POA, along with three other unions (FBU, PCS and GMB), have today filed court proceedings regarding the Government’s withholding of improved pension benefits arising from the Pensions Cost Cap from thousands of POA members and hundreds of thousands of public service workers.
PR 221: POA SUPPORT EARLY RELEASE OF PRISONERS
The POA have confirmed that Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland intends to begin the early release of low risk prisoners as early as next week.