Member News

Stand T.A.L.R Ride

This month’s Stand T.A.L.R (Talk, Ask, Listen, Refer) Ride was a huge success with a record number of prison officers, their families, members of the WA Police Union and government officials taking part in the day. In a show of solidarity more than ...

Stand T.A.L.R.(Talk, Ask, Listen, Refer)

Tasmania Implementation  Andy Smith, Ken Brown and Bodie Green travelled to Tasmania to implement WAPOU’s mental health awareness training program Stand TALR (Talk, Ask, Listen, Refer) for Tasmanian Corrective Services.Over 200 corre ...

WAPOU Taking a stand for Women Equality in WA Prisons

The WA Prison Officers’ Union is taking a stand on women’s equality in the workplace by sending two of our members to the Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) conference in November. WAPOU Industrial Officer Hsien Harper ...

Movember 2019

On behalf of WAPOU and the Prison Officers’ Association of Australia, Bodie Green is running a national Movember competition between all Australian and New Zealand prison officers for 2019. Commissioner Tony Hassall has approved WA prison officers p ...

Movember BBQ's

Hakea prison officer Kath Carroll approached WAPOU seeking support to host a Movember BBQ on Friday November 1, 2019 at the prison. WAPOU are more than happy to support Kath and the members at Hakea and will be at Hakea from 05:00 – 08:00 serving br ...

ME Bank Presentation

ME Bank gave a financial presentation to Wooroloo officers on October 9, 2019.  Topics included interest rates, superannuation, mortgages and investment property mortgages.  If you would like ME Bank to present at your prison, please c ...

Branch Reports to State Council

  Acacia Industrial Agreement negotiations are progressing slowly while discussions around “safe staffing” are taking place. The recent decision relating to personal leave (10 days) is also holding up progress. Currently in dispute regar ...

Verbal updates from Branch Representatives to September State Council 2019

THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS WERE DISCUSSED AT THE SEPTEMBER STATE COUNCIL BY BRANCH DELEGATES; Acacia Prison Experiencing similar problems to the rest of the state but dealing with them under the corporate system is very different Director replaced – Br ...

2019 Educational Scholarships

  2019 WAPOU Scholarships The 2019 Scholarship Programme, which comprises of 40 scholarships to the value of $250.00 each, is now open for WAPOU members. Who Is Eligible? All financial members of the Union who are parents and have a dependant child ...

2019 Annual General Meeting Notice

As per the requirements of s265 (5) (b) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and in accordance with Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009, the General Purpose Financial Report for the 30th June 2019, Committe ...

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 ...