POA Circulars

The Rules and Constitution are clear that under Rule 5, we will have a retired members section and that qualification for retired membership is having been a full member until ceasing qualification for full membership under Rule 4.1.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 2nd October 2023 for your information.

Annual Conference policy states that POA diaries should be distributed during the month of September.

The National Executive has become aware that many workplaces are experiencing problems with the prevalence of rats and mice in the workplace.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th September 2023 for your information.

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

The above workshop will be held from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th November 2023 at the Quorn Grange Hotel, Wood Lane, Quorn, Loughborough.

The POA are seeking applications for consideration to sit on our internal conduct committee under Rule 26.3 which states:

TUC Education are running an Introduction to Health and Safety taster for women union members at 1100hrs on 3rd October 2023.

Please be reminded that the current policy of the POA is not to engage in completion of the employer’s annual staff survey. This was determined via Conference Motion 42/2010 carried & reaffirmed by Conference Motion 86/2015 not being adopted.

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.