National Chair

Much better to supervise 30 prisoners with 4 staff than 120 prisoners


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


Please ensure all POA members view the contents of this Circular.


As local committees continue to work on Exceptional Delivery Models that will progress regimes from level 3 to level 2, we should remain vigilant to the threat of COVID in our secure settings.

The realisation that an unseen enemy could indiscriminately destroy our lives suddenly became a reality


The Government have announced a 2.5% consolidated pay award for all band 2-5 staff both closed grades and fair and sustainable. This will be backdated to April 1st and paid in Septembers salary.

Please bring the contents of this Circular to the attention of all members.


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


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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.