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Statement by WAPOU Secretary Andy Smith in response to juvenile custodial officers’ pay rise

“The WA State Government has recognised that juvenile custodial officers are grossly underpaid for the dangerous unforgiving job they do. They deserve this pay rise.  “We’d now expect the government to recognise the same for adult p ...

Prison Union wins in court against department’s attack on staff conditions

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has won a fight in the Industrial Magistrate’s Court after a prison officer was refused sick leave. The union says it is the first of many decisions expected in the court following two years of attacks on officer& ...

Prison officers launch industrial action across the state

Thousands of prison officers across the state will begin industrial action this morning after voting down the State Government’s wages offer last week. The “work to rule” action led by the the WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) will ...