POA Circulars

On 25th April 2023 the NEC discussed and agreed new Terms of Reference for the POA Health and Safety Consultative Committee. The Terms of Reference are attached to this circular.

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

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

You will be aware that with the assistance of Ivan Walker of Walkers Solicitors we have filed Employment Tribunal proceedings for members who were transferred from the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme to the Alpha scheme between 2015 and 2022, in circumstances where an entitlement to compensation for injury to feelings has been established. In total, 4,219 claims have been made.

Please see below offer from our partner Serve and Protect.  Any POA member who wishes to take up this offer please follow the link within the circular.

The results of the statutory ballot showed an overwhelming rejection of the pay offer which has been imposed by NHS Employers.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th March 2023 for your information.

The membership will be aware that the Tolpuddle Festival will take place on the 14th – 16th July 2023 and information can be obtained from the following website: www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk

The POA is looking for delegates to attend the following TUC Equality Conference 2023.

Following lengthy discussions between the NHS Staff Council and the employer a formal offer has been made to all staff who are subject to Agenda for Change pay and terms and conditions.

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.