POA Circulars

It is with great sadness that we report to the membership the sudden death of our good friend and Honorary Life Member Don Wood, who sadly passed away at his home on Friday, 4th December 2020.


The POA NEC Security & Custody Whitley Committee are involved in consultation with HMPPs around the new electronic Prisoner Escort Reports – E-PERs.


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


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 11th November 2020, for your information.


Please find the attached letter sent to the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Mr Robert Buckland QC and MP which is self - explanatory.


Concerns regarding individual Risk Assessments for vulnerable staff have been raised by POA Committees to the NEC.


At the NEC Meeting on the 11th November 2020 the Executive discussed the possibility of the POA holding a physical Conference in the normal month that it is held in May 2021.

Please ensure the contents of this circular are relayed to all POA members.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 28th October 2020, for your information.


The Deputy General Secretary has been contacted today by Cabinet Office who have asked for numbers of members who are currently going through Ill Health Retirement who were in Classic and Premium, but are being retired under Alpha.


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.