POA Circulars

A number of you will receive correspondence from our solicitors shortly in respect of your employment tribunal claim relating to your pension arrangements

The POA are proud to be affiliated with Maternity Action. Maternity Action is the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting, and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th July 2023 for your information.

It has been bought to the Executive’s attention that some members may be adversely impacted by lump sum and/or backdated payments if they are in receipt of Universal Credit.

The POA are continually undertaking a process to determine asbestos exposure amongst members.

The 2023 Prison Service Pay Review Body England and Wales report has now been laid in Parliament 

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 28th June 2023 for your information.

Following the adoption of the above motions, members may apply for 10, 15, 20, and 30-years membership badges providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.

In respect of POA Circular 039/23 please disregard that Circular as it will now be replaced with this one due to an error that we have since discovered.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

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.