Welcome to the POA resources section. Here you will find online resources organised alphabetically by subject, by selecting the subject link you will be given a description of each site. Click the subject links below for the section you require.

Please note that the POA is not responsible for any content with links to external internet websites. The content and any opinions expressed on these websites are those of the individuals or organisations and do not necessarily reflect those of The POA.

Most Useful Links:

Trades Union Congress
With member unions representing over six and a half million working people, The TUC campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad

Brought to you by the TUC, WorkSmart is available to help today's working people get the best out of the world of work.
A TUC-run network for shop stewards and other union representatives with discussion boards, courses and events and email newsletter.

Thompsons supports the work of trade unions in the workplace.

HSE's job is to protect people against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities.

The Civil Service Appeal Board (CSAB)  was established to hear appeals by civil servants against dismissal and premature retirement.

ACAS is an organisation devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Independent statutory body established to help eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations.

POA Learning
POA Learning has been established for five years providing quality learning training and development opportunities across the sector.

Aims to help unions encourage lifelong learning among members.

TUC Training Courses
Access the various courses provided by the TUC Unionlearn within regions

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Reference Documents:

Select the links to download the pdf documents:

Bulletin 8_fresh_start.pdf

pdf, 534.2K, 02/11/11, 5032 downloads


pdf, 18K, 14/06/10, 4174 downloads


pdf, 1M, 14/06/10, 4383 downloads

POA Submission PAY REVIEW 2011.pdf

pdf, 2.1M, 27/06/11, 3493 downloads


pdf, 43.1K, 14/06/10, 4020 downloads


pdf, 241.3K, 31/10/11, 3950 downloads


pdf, 26.1K, 14/06/10, 3697 downloads


pdf, 20.1K, 14/06/10, 3855 downloads


pdf, 151.6K, 14/06/10, 3545 downloads

Extract from Ian Boon’s letter of 26 October 1994.docx

docx, 19.2K, 24/08/11, 2969 downloads