NSSN 405: POA members take action over prison safety

September 19, 2018 in Bulletins

  The National Shop Stewards Network sends solidarity to the POA union whose members took part in protests outside prisons last Friday over the massive safety concerns that the union has for their members and other staff and inmates as a result of Tory cuts. The POA have disgracefully had their democratic right to take industrial action taken from them. The NSSN is proud that they have been a longstanding affiliate of ours and we call on the whole trade union movement to stand with them. The action has forced the Government to enter talks with the union. POA General […]

POA Budget Day march against austerity

March 19, 2014 in News, Protest

Prison officers from around the country gathered in Westminster this morning for a march and rally against austerity. The prison service has taken massive cuts since the austerity offensive against the public sector began in 2008. This has led to a worsening of conditions in prisons for prison officers and prisoners alike. Like much of the rest of the public sector the prison service is menaced by privatisation with a number of prisons, such as HMP Northumberland, now run by private companies. On this question the President of the POA was absolutely clear; “To make money off the misery of others […]