POA Circulars

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.

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.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 26th May 2021 for your information.

The POA have campaigned over the last couple of years to ensure when POA members are assaulted that the Courts take it seriously

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

I have received many emails over the last few weeks from branch officials and indeed members in general.

HMPPS are offering new services for those who are suffering Long Covid 19, please see attached and below.

Many members will be aware that stress and anxiety amongst staff has become an ever more pressing issue for the POA.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 28th April 2021 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.