National Chair

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Another vicious attack on a prison officer begs the question: when will decisions be made to make our violent workplaces safer?

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

In 1990, New York was the most unsafe city in the world. The rank and file within the police force was depleted, underfunded and under-resourced, and facing levels of criminality it was incapable of dealing with; morale was at an all-time low. This, of course, will sound only too familiar to POA members in our out-of-control workplaces.

 

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

As we take stock of the recent pay award that is yet again delayed, it has not been missed by anyone that closed grades are rightly angered and bitter about the employer’s recommendation – supported by the Pay Review Body and agreed by the Government– that they will not receive any award now or in the future.

 

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.