MINISTERS must stop playing political games with members over pay, warned Prison Officers Association (POA) general secretary Steve Gillan in Brighton yesterday.
Speaking exclusively to the Star, Mr Gillan said he wasn’t holding his breath on rumours of a...
Tuesday 12th Sep 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
PRISON Officers Association representatives were warned at their union conference in May that the prison service was “sleepwalking into the next riot.”
Delegate Martin Field dramatised a situation all his colleagues could empathise with — namely that government public...
Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Politicians warn inmates capable of taking over ‘in minutes’
Saturday 29th Jul 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
INCIDENTS of self-harm in prisons have reached a record high, new figures show.
There were 40,414 such incidents in the 12 months to March 2017 — meaning the rate has more than doubled since 2013.
The figures also show that 71 convicted criminals or suspects were...
Friday 28th Jul 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Health and safety at crisis point in British jails
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
POA: Rather than talk, prison bosses are sheltering behind courts
Wednesday 5th Jul 2017
Private prison race to the bottom ‘doesn’t work’
Friday 12th May 2017
PRISON OFFICERS are “lions led by donkeys,” they charged yesterday as they declared no confidence in their bosses.
A motion of confidence in management put before prisons union POA annual conference was unanimously rejected.
Industrial relations in Britain’s...
PRISON governors are caving in to the demands of inmates who threaten to “shit up” their cells, the justice union POA conference heard yesterday.
Jackie Bates, a prison officer at HMP Buckley Hall, said these dirty protests were being used as a regular...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
‘Targeted’ guards demand answers after wrongful dismissal
Thursday 11th May 2017