POA Circulars

On 20th March 2020 a Special NEC Meeting was held. The Executive determined that following the Government’s announcement of their strategy to deal with Coronavirus, Covid-19 that both the Special Delegates and Annual Conference, scheduled for 18th May to 21st May inclusive should be postponed. An alternative date of 9th November to 12th November 2020 has been provisionally arranged.


Please read this if you were a member of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) or the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) on or before 31 March 2012.


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


Please find the latest information from ACAS regarding an ACAS Webinar and a Live Twitter Q and A on 20th March 2020.


Due to the Government’s announcement on their strategy to deal with Coronavirus, Covid-19 the NEC have decided to postpone the forthcoming Branch Officials training at Quorn Grange in April 2020.


It is important that we keep all members updated of the legal advice and your rights in relation to COVID-19. Please find the enclosed advice from Thompsons solicitors.


Please find the latest on a legislative framework regarding coronavirus which will go to the House of Commons this week. I recognise that the membership will be getting lots of information and updates both from your employer and indeed from the POA as circumstances develop.

Please find the latest guidance for Prisons and other prescribed places of detention in relation to COVID -19 from Government.


Please find the latest information from ACAS who are also working closely with the Department of Health.


This is the latest Public Health England Guidance please bring it to the attention of all members. Further updates will be sent out as and when available.


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.