POA Circulars

We are now able to confirm the extent of lockdown restrictions that will come into effect from today in Prisons in England. We have included Public Health England Advice for clarity.

Please find enclosed Joint Statement between POA/HMPPS regarding the above.


The restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on 31st October 2020, which affect England come into force on Thursday 5th November 2020.


With regards to the above, Thompsons Solicitors have been providing a regular update on key areas of law.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th October 2020, for your information.


As you are aware, POA Circular 144/2020 was promulgated on 19th October 2020.


This is the response of the POA to the consultation paper published by HM Treasury on 17 July on the changes required to public service pensions as a result of the McCloud and Sargeant cases.

POA Circular 124/2020 promulgated the timetable for the above election.


As you may be aware, POA Learning is funded by the Union Learning Fund, a government fund with the aim of supporting trade unions to widen access to learning and training in workplaces whilst also supporting community members to build key skills.


The nomination process ended on Friday 9th October 2020 and POA Circular 138/20 was promulgated with those nominations for each of the 4 candidates.

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.