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15 February 2017
The latest government statistics show yet another record high in prison deaths and violence
22 December 2016
A prison officer explains the truth surrounding the deal. The guaranteed three year pay deal of 0.5-1% a year is a fallacy: neither the government or the national offender management service have the power to implement this.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
15 November 2016
The last issue of the Socialist published an article by a prison officer detailing the reasons for the crisis in the prisons and calling for action. On 15 November action was taken.
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
13 July 2016
Prison officers in England and Wales staged unofficial walkouts on 8 July
11 May 2016
Over 50 workers at Wormwood Scrubs prison walked out over health and safety issues on 6 May. The Prison Officers' Association said the move comes after recent assaults on staff, and said the jail was "flooded with drugs, mobile phones and weapons".
4 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Blacklisting victory, Leicester teachers campaign and POA conference.
6 January 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Prison officers' conference to discuss attacks at work; junior doctors' strike back on; fighting the anti-union bill in Lancashire.
4 November 2015
Tara Hudson, a transgender woman, was locked up in an all-male prison after her conviction for assault.
4 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Strike at Barnet council, strike planned at secure hospital, strike ballot at Manchester University.
21 October 2015
Probation and family court workers organised in Napo left their AGM last week with a new mood of determination to rebuild their union.
15 September 2015
There was standing room only as hundreds of trade union activists attended the National Shop Stewards Network rally and lobby of the TUC in Brighton on 13 September
8 July 2015
Militant trade unionists from across the country gave inspiring accounts of strikes and struggles against austerity. Britain needs a 24-hour general strike.
29 October 2014
Secure hospitals strike: Prison Officers' Association members working in the NHS took four hours of strike action on Friday 24 October in their struggle for a decent pay rise
10 September 2014
Government cuts, leading to massive staff shortages, are deepening the crisis in the prison service as John Hancock of the Prison Officers' Association (POA) national executive committee, explains
16 July 2014
Never before have the institutions of British capitalism been so distrusted.
2 July 2014
Most people are now aghast that in 1988 serial sex offender Jimmy Savile was given a key position running Broadmoor psychiatric hospital by Tory MP Edwina Currie, then a junior health minister, despite the fact he had no expertise in mental health
26 March 2014
HCA strike: Over 68% of Unite members at the Homes and Communities Agency voted for strike action over the divisive and unfair way that the Agency has chosen to allocate pay
13 February 2013
The prison officers' union held a lobby of parliament on 13 February against prison closures, overcrowding and privatisation
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