National Chair

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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.

 

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Annual conference 2023 was a positive and enjoyable experience, in my view. However, as the cover of this issue of Gatelodge demonstrates, not everyone was happy.

 

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Mark Fairhurst answers questions and discusses the Chief Inspector of Prisons Inspection Report on HMYOI Cookham Wood. 18/07/2023

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It is important that we learn from history and ensure that now the pandemic is over, we do all we can to make our prisons safe again

 

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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.