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Mark Fairhurst, POA National Chair, reacts to the news that prison officers have lost over 86 thousand years of experience over the last decade

Have you recently worked for the HMPPS? Have you recently worked in roles that put you in direct contact with vulnerable prisoners?

The membership will be aware the Tolpuddle Festival will take place on Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2024 inclusive. Information can be obtained from: www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk

Watch Steve Gillan interviewed on Sky News regarding the rising violence against prison officers

Steve Gillan, POA General Secretary, responding on Sky News to His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, Charlie Taylor's thematic review of delays in the transfer of mentally unwell prisoners.

Please support this petition to close this loophole for abuse toward staff and other colleagues in all of the emergency services.

Have you recently worked for the HMPPS? Have you recently worked in roles that put you in direct contact with vulnerable prisoners? If you’ve retired from the Prison Service in the past 3-5 years and are keen to talk about your working experiences, you’re invited to take part in this research study! 

On Friday 6th October 11:00 – 16:00, the TUC will host Introduction to the Role of Health and Safety Rep, for young members only. Free, online and open to any young member.

 

Iain Birrell, a trade union law expert at Thompsons Solicitors, outlines the Health and Safety Protocol and why it is vital for POA members

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

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.