POA Circulars

Listed below is the timetable and procedure for the forthcoming election for the post of National Chair.

The UK Government has recently mandated the use of face coverings in certain settings. However, in making this announcement, they also acknowledged that a small number of individuals may have legitimate reasons for not adhering to the requirement.

As an interested party in this consultation the POA as the recognised trade union were invited to put our submission in by the Secretary of State Robert Buckland QC MP.

As an interested party in this consultation the POA as the recognised trade union were invited to put our submission in by the Secretary of State Robert Buckland QC MP. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 22nd July 2020, for your information.

 

This pandemic of COVID-19 is far from over as we have witnessed with further local lockdowns in our communities and indeed those on the brink of lockdown. 

POA Circular 105/2020 was recently promulgated and highlighted the successes that our legal provider, Thompsons Solicitors had achieved for our members in 2019. In that year £4.5 million was paid out to our members in compensation for a range of claims.

The POA ran a pilot scheme with the Firefighters Charity in 2008 which focuses on rehabilitation services for POA members and in 2009 I negotiated a contract with them which sends POA members in their time of need for rehabilitation at their centres.

The Government have announced a 2.5% consolidated pay award for all band 2-5 staff both closed grades and fair and sustainable. This will be backdated to April 1st and paid in Septembers salary.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th July 2020, for your information.

 

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.