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Durham Miners Gala


Get set for the 150th anniversary gala in 2021. DMA secretary Alan Mardghum promised: “We will make sure that we make up for 2020’s cancellation by staging the biggest and the best gala ever seen to celebrate its 150th year.

Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival

Tolpuddle, Dorset

Join in with the Online festival 16th - 18th July

Tolpuddle, Dorset, DT2 7EH


Labour Conference


Venue: The Brighton Centre


POA Scotland Annual Conference

Peebles, Scotland

27th – 28th October
Peebles Hydro Hotel
EH45 8LX

POA Annual Conference 2021 - Postponed

Southport Conference Centre

The 2021 POA annual Conference is now postponed. See Circular 032/2021 for more information. Annual Conference is the highest policy making forum within the Union and generally sets out the direction and aims of the Union for the forthcoming year.

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.