POA Circulars

90 | 20.07.2012

E-petitions Prison Officers Retirement Age

On the 28th June 2012, POA Circular 71/2012 was promulgated to the membership requesting members along with their family and friends to sign the petition.

At the time of putting the Circular out there was 1,586 signatures.  As of today’s date that has increased to 3152.  Whilst it has nearly doubled in a month, at this rate by the closing date of the 8th November 2012, we will have fallen significantly short of the 100,000 signatures to try and force a debate in the House of Commons.

Remember the Campaign will only be successful if every POA member acts on this Circular.

The expectation is there should be a minimum 33,000 signatures by the end of next month as that is how many members we have.  The petition can be found at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/33537

Please do not ignore this Circular.  Make sure you add your signature and fight for the right to be heard on pensions.  I will update you next month with the figures reached.

Yours sincerely


General Secretary