POA Circulars

Over the last few months, I have been collating questions from the field in relation to the pensions changes that the Government intend to impose on us in April 2022.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 28th July 2021

 

You may recall a couple of years ago Birmingham University asked for our members assistance in relation to a research project looking at officers' experiences of trauma. 

Members who were in the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) on 31st March 2012 will be aware that the pension scheme reforms made by the Government in 2015 discriminated against them, unlawfully, on the grounds of age.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all branch members.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 14th July 2021 for your information.

I am delighted to inform you that our long- standing partnership with the Firefighters Rehabilitation Charity will be re-commencing from Monday 26th July 2021, when we will be accepting applications to assist POA members with their health and wellbeing.

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

As you are aware the POA in the past have put out guidance surrounding the use of social media.

Following POA Conference’s adoption of a report from Mr Pat Cuffe, the POA NEC were directed to improve communications with members.

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.