POA Circulars

The POA National Executive Committee have received telephone calls from various branch officials requesting guidance on whether the POA Conference will be going ahead or not.

ULRs have been instrumental in championing the importance of training and development. ULRs work very hard to boost the image and strengthen the organisation of our union within the workplace along with widening union membership across the board.


Please ensure all POA members are aware of the following:


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th February 2020, for your information.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th January 2020, for your information.


On the 21st January 2020 the POA promulgated POA Circular 05/2020 with reference to the above, stating that the Survey will run from Monday 27th January 2020 until Sunday 23rd February 2020.


As members are aware there has been a cost cap breach of 5.4% identified in the 2016 valuation of the Civil Service pension scheme which the members of the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) of the Civil Service Pension Scheme (CSPS) have been advising the Minister for Cabinet Office on.


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


I wish to update you on the roll out of PAVA in the adult closed male estate and would ask you to take note of the enclosed guidance if you await the roll out of PAVA.


In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes 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.