POA Circulars

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

Following the adoption of the above motion, members who have 30 years and above may apply for the Platinum Badge providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.

In its rush to finalise Brexit, the government plans to axe over 2,400 laws by the end of next year – all because they originated in the EU.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 23rd November 2022 for your information.

It is with great sadness that we report to the membership the death of our good friend and Honorary Life Member Jim Smyth, who sadly passed away on 1st December 2022.

Please find attached the Certificate of Result from Civica Election Services, formerly known as Electoral Reform Services (ERS).

At the POA Annual Conference in Eastbourne 2022 delegates endorsed a Conference Paper titled TUC Anti-Racism Action Plan to ensure our own Rules and Constitution and staff handbook internally are very clear that Race Discrimination is an issue that will not be tolerated within our own union or respective workplaces.

The POA at its Conference in Eastbourne 2022 determined that in line with the TUC Sexual Harassment task force the POA would update its policies in its staff handbook and indeed in our Rules and Constitution to protect our members in their respective workplaces.

If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 9th November 2022 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.