In 1992, officers from Fremantle Prison established the Retired Prison Officers Association to recognize a very unique group of collaborators. As a prison officer, you are in a stressful and dangerous environment like no one else. After retirement, a public servant leaves the workplace, but unlike any other job, he or she cannot at any time return to or talk to a former co-worker. The RPOA was created to find out and works through a group of volunteers to organize social functions throughout the year, where retired officers can gather for lunch, dinner or drinks with other retired officers from across Western Australia. WAPOU`s contributions will ensure the continuity of this association and allow retired prison officers to participate in social meetings for many years to come. WAPOU members can inquire from the Union`s office with the association and automatically receive an invitation to participate after retirement. The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. Below is a list of active public sector awards and agreements. This list is maintained by public sector labour relations.
Although every attempt is made to ensure that the information on this page is up to date, the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information cannot be guaranteed. The service disclaims any responsibility for claims that may arise from persons acting on this information or that do not act on this information. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their continued support of WAPOU. On your behalf, the Union has made significant progress in a number of areas, including the inclusion of a registered training organisation which, in addition to our current occupational health and safety training, mental health training and first aid training for civil servants and their families, will soon provide discounted training opportunities for Certificate IV. Over the years, many officers have suffered serious injuries or illnesses that have been sustained either by themselves or by members of their immediate family, causing them serious financial hardship. WAPOU have occasionally received a request from these members or their co-workers to assist them in their distress period, but unfortunately, our rules simply have not made this possible. Starting in March 2019, the WA Prison Officers Crisis Relief Fund will be made available to WAPOU members (who have been WAPOU members for at least 12 months before being sought) who need temporary financial assistance.