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Following our meeting this morning the SNC have reluctantly decided that there is insufficient assurance or certainty around us being able to stage our annual conference planned for October this year, and this circular is to inform you that we have decided to cancel it until next year. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for 23rd June 2021 for your information.

Mark Fairhurst discusses the new drama series, Time, on BBC Radio Merseyside

Due to the extension of Covid regs we will need as many Stewards as possible to help with the national demo on June 26. 

 

Following the adoption of the above motion, members may apply for 10, 15 and 20-years membership badges providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.

The POA as part of its modernisation process after the Cuffe report was accepted by conference has acted to improve all aspects of our communication with our membership.

Demand a new normal, Save the NHS, Safe workplaces, Save jobs, End fire and rehire, Renationalise key industry. Join the demonstration on 26th June, 1pm, London

The Health and Safety Executive defines a near miss ‘as an event that, while not causing harm, has the potential to cause injury or ill health’.

The National Executive Committee have been involved in discussions for some time now about the new Footwear provided by Cooneen.

The POA recently conducted a pay ballot for Mitie Care & Custody ICE & OCC staff that are part of the bargaining unit under the POA/Mitie Care & Custody recognition agreement.

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.