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The POA are proud to be enter into a professional relationship with The Coroners’ Courts Support Service (CCSS), an independent charity founded in 2003.

As you know due to Covid-19 the National Executive Committee have had to postpone annual conference. This has not been ideal as our annual conference is part of our democratic process for making policy of the trade union going forward.

The NEC are quite aware that due to the pandemic there has been no annual conference for 2020 and 2021.

The Government is again planning attacks on trade unions, boosting the powers of the Certification Officer including the imposition of a new levy. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th August 2021 for your information.

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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

Institute of Employment Rights: Vacancy: Director of the IER

The IER is recruiting for a new Director. Closing date : 12 noon on Friday 1st October 2021.

We have had a request from IER to advertise the following job ad https://www.ier.org.uk/news/vacancy-director-of-the-ier/

To maximise applicants each union that is affiliated, which the POA are, have been asked to advertise until the closing date. 

Listen to the Episode 3 of the POA Podcast: Looking after members working in private prisons, click here

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Six-figure compensation awarded to Prison Officers’ Association member with lung cancer

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.