Thursday, 26 November 2015

Victorian Government Invites Trouble In Prisons Say Concerned Prison Officers


In the coming weeks the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) and Workers First will be in Melbourne visiting a delegation of Prison Officers to discuss this issue and other concerning developments that have come to the attention of Workers First and the APOA since the membership has grown in Victoria in the past few months.

Members cite growing concerns with workplace and employment conditions, in one case it was observed that Victorian Prison Officers were the best paid in Australia not so long ago, now they are at the bottom of the pile.

Parity in positions and pay scales is one of the major benefits in getting the voices of Prison Officers heard through Workers First and the APOA.

Remember, you will need to join Workers First to enjoy the full benefits of industrial advocacy and representation, it is not compulsory, but it's highly recommended to ensure you get effective and efficient advocacy and representation when you need it most and for just $1 a day, it's more affordable than anything else in the market.

Non members of Workers First will be charged for services they use in the event advocacy and representation is required. 

We want all Prison Officers actively engaging in industry reforms and public campaigns to improve the working conditions of Prison Officers.

Join Workers First General Membership Today for Just $1 a Day.




Tuesday, 17 November 2015

FREE Membership Card For All Prison Officers


Membership cards have been commissioned and there's enough for every Prison Officer in Australia.

Register your FREE APOA Membership and start contributing to the improvement of our industry.

Remember, you will need to join Workers First to enjoy the full benefits of industrial advocacy and representation, it is not compulsory, but it's highly recommended to ensure you get effective and efficient advocacy and representation when you need it most and for just $1 a day, it's more affordable than anything else in the market.

Non members of Workers First will be charged for services they use in the event advocacy and representation is required. 

We want all Prison Officers actively engaging in industry reforms and public campaigns to improve the working conditions of Prison Officers.

Join Workers First General Membership Today for Just $1 a Day.





Every Prison Officer MUST Watch This....



Incarceration: A VICE Panel, Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2015


The video has a number of comments by the guest speakers that will both resonate and offend Prison Officers, nevertheless, we think this is a video that must be watched by all Prison Officers to promote active engagement in our industry issues.

Please leave your comments on our blog at the end of the video.

Join Workers First Today for Just $1 a Day.


Monday, 16 November 2015

FREE Membership Cards - APOA Members


This month we will be distributing FREE Membership cards to all Prison Officers who have signed up to the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA).

Once you receive your card, please follow the instructions to register your card and membership number.

The card will include helpful guide on what to do and what not to do if you're invited to an interview.

"it's a whole new world of representation"

Workers First is available to assist all workers in all industries with workplace matters and membership has never been more affordable and flexible.

Join Workers First Today for Just $1 a Day.





Private Sector Prison Officers Join APOA & Talk About EBA Negotiations

Exciting news this week, with more private sector Prison Officers in Queensland joining the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) and Workers First.

EBA negotiations commence in the new year and members are wasting no time getting their log of claims organised, holding preliminary discussions with Workers First about the process of appointing Workers First as their Bargaining Agents.

For more information on this exciting development, email Workers First today and get involved in the development of a log of claims for you workplace.


Join Workers First Today for Just $1 a Day.

Join the APOA for FREE



Australian Prison Officers Association Blog

Welcome to the new Australian Prison Officers Association Blog.

On this Blog, Australian Prison Officers can post their concerns on social and welfare issues concerning Prison Officers and on matters concerning issues impacting on their employment.

A reminder though, this Blog is designed for public consumption of information that is not ordinarily available to them, due to the strict controls placed on Prison Officers impeding their capacity to speak out on important issues.

Prison Officers should post any comments anonymously.


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