POA Circulars

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.

As you will be aware the HMP Five Wells contract was awarded to G4S after a bid process involving private sector companies.

As you are aware the NEC are committed to the continued training and development of local Branch Officials.

The Disputes Committee have recently dealt with several DHL disputes from several branches, the majority of these are concerning the “Final Mile” element to delivery.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 11th August 2021 for your information.

Distribution of the POA diary for members will commence on 6th September 2021.

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.