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Prison union wins public holiday pay fight in court

The WA Prison Officers’ Union has won a fight in the Industrial Magistrate’s Court after a prison officer was refused public holiday pay. It is the second win in court in the last few months following two years of attacks on officer’s co ...

Prison staff send united message to Labor and the Justice Department on wages

More than 1900 members of the WA Prison Officers’ Union (WAPOU) have voted in the latest ballot on wages with 94.5% choosing to accept the State Government’s offer. The latest wage offer aligns with what all other public servants have received ...

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 ...