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OT Ban Commission Hearing

Yesterday we were called to the WA Industrial Relations Commission because the Department had formed the opinion that WAPOU members at Casuarina were taking unlawful industrial action in the form of an OT ban. We told the Commissioner and the Department t ...

WAPOU Member News - 25 June 2021

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WAPOU Member News - 11 June 2021

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WAPOU Member News - 21 May 2021

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WAPOU Member News - 10 MAY 2021

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WAPOU Member News - March 2021

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STAND T.A.L.R RIDE

  Would you like to ride your motorcycle inside Fremantle Prison? Well now is your opportunity!  WAPOU are committed to driving positive mental health initiatives for prison officers and want to invite you, your friends and family to p ...

THE FINAL MO’DOWN!

As Movember wraps up for another year, the team at WAPOU would like to say to all prison officers and staff; you are all bloody legends! More than 23,000 prison officers from across Australasia joined in on the Movember initiative, set up by the WA Prison ...

WAPOU Member News - August 2020

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Acacia should be in public hands

In August we celebrated the three anniversary of Premier Mark McGowan announcing the return of Wandoo Prison to the public sector. Since then, Wandoo has led the way in breaking the cycle of drug-related crime in WA, while delivering better value for mone ...

Greenough Regional Prison restrictions putting staff at risk

This month WAPOU went to the media to highlight the issues we are once again seeing at Greenough Regional Prison in regard to overtime restrictions. Conditions at the facility have not changed since a mass riot and breakout in 2018 with a shortage of staf ...

New WAPOU Premises

Over the past two years, WAPOU’s Executive and State Council have been exploring options to upgrade our Mount Lawley base. Since becoming a Registered Training Organisation and with our membership growing, the need for larger, more modern premises h ...

New Training Officer

We are pleased to announce a recent addition to the WAPOU Team – Greg Holder. Greg has recently commenced in the Training Officer role and has hit the ground running. Greg comes to WAPOU with 15 years’ experience in the WA Police Force, having ...

Hakea Meal Breaks - TOIL Issue

Officers who accrued TOIL during the lengthy Hakea meal breaks dispute and have since transferred to other prisons, are now able to acquit that TOIL. An instruction has recently been issued by the Deputy Commissioner regarding officers from prisons other ...