Press Contacts

Mark Fairhurst - National Chair:
Mobile 07968 108284

Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
Mobile 07971 838590

Mick Pimblett - Press Officer:
Mobile 07968 317 398

POA Press Office:
020 8803 0255 Option 7

POA Press Releases

228 24 Dec 2020

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.

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227 10 Dec 2020

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. In July 2020, the review body recommended that Prison staff who were band 3 fair and sustainable grades should get a £3,000 consolidated pay rise from 1st September 2020.

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226 02 Dec 2020

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.

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225 09 Nov 2020

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.

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224 19 Oct 2020

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).

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223 21 Jul 2020

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.

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222 24 Apr 2020

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.

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221 04 Apr 2020

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. In a private meeting today with the POA the Lord Chancellor confirmed that up to 4000 prisoners within the last two months of their Automatic Early Release date would be released from Prisons under home detention curfew conditions, which requires them to wear an ankle tag and have stable accommodation in place. This would relieve the pressure on frontline staff and the prison system during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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220 24 Mar 2020

POA PRAISE ‘SENSIBLE’ DECISION TO LOCK DOWN PRISONS

The POA today praised the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Director of Public Sector Prisons for their decision to place Prisons in England and Wales on immediate ‘lock down.’

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219 11 Mar 2020

CORONAVIRUS IN PRISONS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

The POA National Executive Committee at its meeting on 11th March 2020 committed to working with Government and Employers to keep Prisons and the Criminal Justice System as stable as possible.

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