POA Circulars

The Executive has been made aware that there is some confusion over the employer mandating the wearing of body worn video cameras.

As you are aware the NEC are committed to the continued training and development of local Branch Officials.

In the past I have updated the POA membership about new restrictions on Trade Unions through legislation on The Trade Union Act 2016 which was first implemented on 1st March 2017. I wish once again to point out the main restrictions particularly when balloting for industrial action. The POA recognise that there are areas within our membership where we can take legitimate action ...

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 31st October 2022 for your information.

Please see below the opening hours for Thompsons Legal Enquiries Team (LET) and Free Legal Advice Department (FLAD) over the festive period. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th October 2022 for your information.

The Annual Conference for 2023 is scheduled to be held on the above dates at the WELCOME BUILDING, EASTBOURNE and will be THREE days duration.

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

The TUC are currently finalising plans for the Lobby of Parliament and evening mass rally on Wednesday 2nd November 2022. Westminster Central Hall is booked as the base for the day and evening.

POA Circular 70/2022 promulgated the timetable for the above election.

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.