Unprecedented rise in treatment for work related trauma
Spending on therapy for prison staff increased nearly ten-fold in the last two years, a parliamentary question has revealed.
In face of strike action, prison officers safety is up for debate
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Gloomy stats, drug spats and cyber attacks
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General Secretary of POA engages in war of words with politicians and other unions
The head of the Prison Officers Association (POA) has accused the Labour Party and the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) of political game-playing in a dispute over “no-strike” deals.
The POA was accused of signing away their members’ right to strike for two years in exchange for a £2,000 bonus payment.
But Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the union that represents over 35,000 prison, correctional and secure psychiatric workers, said he wanted to “put the record straight” in an exclusive video interview with Prison Watch UK.