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14 September 2018
Interview with the POA DGS Joe Simpson: Prison workers have protested around the country
29 August 2018
On a number of occasions, the ruling class in Britain has trembled with fear when faced with mass struggles of workers which could threaten their rule. Such movements as the 1984-85 miners strike and the 1926 general strike brought clashes between striking workers and the powers of the capitalist state.
22 August 2018
Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
27 June 2018
I was in a high-security prison for just over two months. I had never been in trouble with the law before. What I saw left an indelible impression on me
9 May 2018
National strike action is possible if the unions build a real fighting campaign for it.
7 March 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including snow chaos and jailed TUSC agent
27 September 2017
The demonstration outside Tory party conference in Manchester on 1 October is the first main mobilisation since the TUC congress
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.
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