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Please find attached NEC minutes for 12th January 2022 for your information.

Branch Officials Training will now take place at Hillscourt, Rose Hill, Rednal Birmingham B45 8RS from 20th – 23rd June 2022 inclusive.

The POA urge members to write to their local MP and ask them to support Grahame Morris MP’s Prisons (Violence) Bill, aka the “Safe Inside Law” which returns to Parliament on 25th February 2022.

You will recall that we have fought and won Tribunal cases for members who were members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) and who were required to transfer to the Alpha Pension Scheme that was introduced in 2015.

If you are a prison officer, you are invited to take part in this research ‘working to identify the support and supervision needs of prison officers working within prison environments.’

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Prison Officers Required for research: 'Working to identify the support and supervision needs of prison officers working within prison environments.’

If you are a prison officer, you are invited to take part in this research ‘working to identify the support and supervision needs of prison officers working within prison environments.

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 To: All Prison Service staff who served at HMYOI Colchester between 1996 and 1998.

The former Governor Lieutenant Colonel Julian Crowe OBE SG is planning to write the history of HMYOI Colchester and would welcome any contributions (written or photographic) from Prison officers who served on the staff of HMYOI Colchester between 1996 and 1998. All contributions should be e mailed to: jcrowe.299@gmail.com.

Kind Regards
Julian Crowe


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Why join the POA?

We’ll support you when you have a problem at work and work to improve your Terms and Conditions. But that’s not all we’re about. Being a POA member also gives you access to a whole host of other benefits.

POA members gain from a wide range of benefits negotiated by your Union - with potential savings far above the cost of annual subscription! These are regularly updated and cover everything from lifestyle to health, motoring, technology, shopping, charity support, legal and financial. Here is a small sample:

  • Health and wellbeing – savings, discounts, eyecare, counselling, rehabilitation services
  • Legal Services – Personal Injury, Employment, Deaths in Custody, Will Writing
  • Cars – breakdown cover, purchase discounts, hire, new and used vehicles
  • Leisure and Travel – short breaks, holidays, car hire, travel insurance
  • Financial Services – advisory services, savings and loans, cashbacks and discounts, help with difficulties, tax
  • Insurance – Life Assurance, Income Protection, Vehicle and Home, Pet, Travel insurance
  • Technology and Mobiles – group discount schemes
  • Charities offering assistance to members – distress and hardship relief, money and debt problems, allowance and grants, confidential helpline
  • Shop – food and household brands, goods and luxury items, payment cashback card, Blue Light discount card.

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.