POA Circulars

The POA have for many years offered members valuable Life insurance cover. This has paid out several millions of pounds over the years to the families of members who have sadly prematurely lost their lives.


The Ministry of Justice on the 5th May 2020 released the following figures as of 17:00 hours on Monday 4th May:


Please find enclosed a joint letter from Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive and Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Operating Officer, outlining the second phase of NHS response to COVID-19.


We will continue to update you regularly ensuring you are aware of the most recent developments.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th April 2020, for your information.


Please find enclosed report from Public Health England which was commissioned by CEO Jo Farrar.


It is International Workers Memorial Day today 28th April 2020 and each year all around the world the trade union movement holds a minute silence at 11am to remember those who have lost their lives at work, or from work related injury and diseases. Workers Memorial Day is commemorated around the world and is officially recognised by the UK Government.


The HSE has now provided an email address for unions to report concerns directly to them: Union.Covidconcerns@hse.gov.uk


The POA have been in dialogue with the FBU, PCS and GMB regarding legal action against the Government which has been led by Deputy General Secretary Joe Simpson and have filed Court proceedings on 24th April 2020 as an interested party alongside the 3 other Unions over the Government’s withholding of improved pension benefits from thousands of POA members and hundreds of thousands of public service workers.


We are sure that most Honorary Life Members and Retired Members will be keeping a close watch on the information that the POA are putting out during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.