Monday, 7 May 2018

Income Protection Policy Rip Off Exposed

Prison Officers from throughout Queensland have provided sworn statutory declarations that the income protection insurance policy they have been sold by a particular union is no more than puff and has resulted in them being over insured and a waste of they money.



One Prison Officer said "they told us that it was mandatory and that we don't have a choice about paying into the insurance policy, like everything else that they say to us, it was a lie."

The common question among Prison Officers who feel they were tricked into paying for this policy is, "who is actually getting the money and how much is the union getting paid in kick backs for peddling the policy?"

If you believe that you may have been lied to about an income protection insurance policy that is in your enterprise bargaining agreement and you believe that you may be paying for an insurance policy you don't need, give Workers First and the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) a call.


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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Jails Failing Prisoners With Diasbilities

Jails failing prisoners with disabilities - 9news February 7, 2018

This is a totally unacceptable situation, how can we expect any form of rehabilitation if conditions of disabled prisoners is not addressed.


State governments have a responsibility to address this issue in prisons, prisoners can only become agitated, stressed and aggressive resulting in taking their aggression out on other prisoners and of course the prison officers. 

Yes these people are paying a debt to society but  they must be shown respect and humility to start the rehabilitation process.


For more information, please email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au 

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Friday, 5 January 2018

Australian Prison Officers Association: GEO Prison Officers at Arthur Gorrie Sold a Bum Po...

Australian Prison Officers Association: GEO Prison Officers at Arthur Gorrie Sold a Bum Po...: JOIN NOW & JOIN THE CLASS ACTION TO RECOVER YOUR WAGES Prison Officers at the GEO-run Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have slamm...

Australian Prison Officers Association: GEO Prison Officers at Arthur Gorrie Sold a Bum Po...

Australian Prison Officers Association: GEO Prison Officers at Arthur Gorrie Sold a Bum Po...: JOIN NOW & JOIN THE CLASS ACTION TO RECOVER YOUR WAGES Prison Officers at the GEO-run Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have slamm...

GEO Prison Officers at Arthur Gorrie Sold a Bum Policy by the Union



JOIN NOW & JOIN THE CLASS ACTION TO RECOVER YOUR WAGES


Prison Officers at the GEO-run Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have slammed the United Voice Union (UVU) for signing them up to an insurance policy that many of them just simply don't need.

There has been evidence provided to the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) of the UVU receiving commissions from the insurance provider and Prison Officers being made to pay into the insurance policy as a mandatory deduction from their wages each fortnight.

Prison Officers told the APOA "we blame to the union for this, they were the ones who arranged the policy and they were the ones who told us all that we had to pay into the policy no matter what we wanted".

The union has repeatedly denied receiving any benefit from the insurance provider, this was most recently stated by union officials during the minuted meetings with the employer, APOA members and our representatives for the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations in 2017.

The Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) and Workers First is calling for all concerned Prison Officers to contact our office and join the class action we are initiating to reclaim the money that was taken from their pay without their express consent by the employer on the direction of the union.

For more information, please email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au 

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Australian Prison Officers Association Membership on the Rise


2018 is already shaping to be a positive year for the growth of the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) with new members joining us from the Queensland Private Sector.

We need not cite the reason for their decision, other than to say, it is nice to have a choice rather than be statutorily condemned to the inadequate and misleading representation of Prison Officers by underperforming unions.

In 2018, we anticipate achieving a membership representation of 40% of all Australian Prison Officers in the APOA and we are well on our way to achieving that milestone.

To find out more about the APOA and the full range of services offered by Workers First, please take a moment to visit our website at www.workersfirst.com.au or www.prisonofficers.org.au

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