Member News

2019 WAPOU Annual Dinner Video

This video, which was first shown at our 2019 Awards Night, 21 June 2019, provides a look back at the events for the previous 12 months for WAPOU. ...

Operation Night Shift Concludes

The Department of Justice launched “Operation Night Shift” in 2018 as a mechanism to proactively identify misconduct among Prison Officers. The objective was to review archived CCTV camera footage from night shifts across the Corrective Servic ...

WAPOU Training Update

Stand T.A.L.R (Talk, Ask, Listen, Refer) WAPOU’s Training Officer will be delivering our prison specific mental health awareness training Stand T.A.L.R (Talk, Ask, Listen, Refer) at the following regional prisons: Greenough Regional Prison – ...

Respect the Role

Many of WAPOU’s Elected Representatives do vast amounts of unpaid work, attending meetings on their days off and advocating tirelessly for the benefit of all WAPOU members. The newly registered public sector Industrial Agreement provides protections ...

Verbal updates from Branch Representatives to February State Council

Acacia No delegate present. Academy No delegate present. Albany High levels of VSO vacancies causing staffing problems Relationship with management is positive Bandyup Three Superintendents in past four weeks Two active disputes regarding breaches of S ...

Department of Justice Prison Officers Industrial Agreement 2018

Dear Member, I am writing to you to advise that the Department of Justice Prison Officers Industrial Agreement 2018 was registered in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission yesterday, 20th February 2019. The Department of Justice have advi ...

Industrial Agreement - Ballot of Members Result

In December, WAPOU asked members to complete a ballot on the Department of Justice Prison Officers' Union Industrial Agreement 2018. The purpose of the ballot is to seek the endorsement of members to send the proposed agreement to the West Australian Indu ...

2019 Black Dog Ride

The 2019 Black Dog Ride was an incredible day for WAPOU, with more than 100 prison officers and their familes coming together to participate. This year's ride departed from Fremantle Prison, with the procession riding through the main gates. We even made ...

WAPOU Member News - January 2019

The latest edition of the WAPOU Member Newsletter has been sent out to member emails. Click here to view the latest edition. ...

Prison Officers Industrial Agreement 2018 - Key Documents

Members can access these documents by following the links below. Prison Officers Industrial Agreement 2018 Variations matrix ...

Officer and Related Party Disclosure Statement 2017/18

The Officer and Related Party Disclosure Statement 2017/18, in accordance with Section 293J Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, can be found here. ...

Verbal updates from Branch Representatives to October State Council

Acacia No delegate present. Academy No delegate present. Albany No delegate present. Bandyup Current dispute involving application of Standing Order E6 and reduction in services when VSOs redeployed. Some officers are being redeployed up to seven times d ...

WAPOU Women's Committee established

In an historic move, WAPOU’s newly formed Women’s Committee provided their inaugural report to the October State Council.  The Committee’s vision is to promote, support and empower women who are a minority within the corrections ind ...

Regional Staffing Update

The recent riot at Greenough Regional Prison highlighted the problem with regional staffing that WAPOU members have been aware of for some time. This issue is a particular problem at prisons such as Greenough, Eastern Goldfields, West Kimberley and Broome ...

Industrial Agreement Update (Public Prisons)

Discussions have slowed on the new Industrial Agreement, despite in-principle agreement being reached in June. The issue that remains is clause 18.12 which relates back to the days of 8-hour shifts and shift handovers. 18.12 - The handover time existing a ...