General Secretary

POA Conference after two years is very much welcomed

Annual Conference delegates endorsed Conference Paper 3. Initially outlined in the NEC paper was to increase subscriptions in 2022 by 33 pence per month, however we recognise the financial pressure on our dedicated POA members, so the Executive recommended to freeze subscriptions at £15.60 for the third year running with a review to take place at Conference in May 2023. The NEC ...

POA Conference after two years is very much welcomed

POA members in England and Wales who work in public-sector jails will rightly be outraged at the betrayal of the government in relation to pay.

Why the POA’s political allies could prove vital to improving members’ working conditions

Time for a permanent solution in our prisons

The POA have campaigned over the last couple of years to ensure when POA members are assaulted that the Courts take it seriously

I have received many emails over the last few weeks from branch officials and indeed members in general.

Steve Gillan updates members on Pay Award Recommendation 3 - Judicial Review

Cautious approach should be taken to ensure pandemic is finally under control in society


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.