POA Circulars

Please bring the contents of this Circular to the attention of all members.


Please find the enclosed letter that has gone to all Governors in England/Wales regarding the above. Please note this agreement is only in relation to recognised Trade Unions, which of course the POA enjoy solely for the grades identified in the letter.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 10th June 2020, for your information.


Attached is the POA Annual Legal Report from Thompsons. The fact that we have recovered damages for workplace incidents will, I hope, assist our Health and Safety Representatives at the workplace and prevent similar accidents in the future.


Please find enclosed Joint Statement between POA/HMPPS.


POA Learning are delighted to announce a “Festival of Wellbeing” to be held over three days from Tuesday 14th July to Thursday 16th July 2020.


At the NEC meeting of 10th June 2020 POA affiliation to the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and Public Services International (PSI) was discussed. 

ULRs have been instrumental in championing the importance of training and development. ULRs work very hard to boost the image and strengthen the organisation of our Union within the workplace along with widening union membership across the board.


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.


Earlier today the CEO Jo Farrar for HMPPS put out an update to all her staff titled “RACISM IN HMPPS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED”. 

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.