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Health workers are currently in the final year of a three-year deal. They are due a pay rise in April.

Watch Mark Fairhurst interviewed on BBC North West Today talking about COVID 19 outbreaks in Prisons

Listen to National Chair, Mark Fairhurst talk to John Pienaar on Times Radio

Mark Thomas's Lockdown Live series continues with award winning show Check Up: Our NHS @ 70, in which Mark spent a month shadowing nurses, consultants and staff at the Imperial Group of NHS hospitals. See the link below to get a member discount!

Vaccinations in Prisons - Lucy Fraser, Prisons Minister interviewed by Sky News

The POA has demanded prison workers and prisoners are given COVID vaccines as a matter of priority.

Read the Justice for Columbia, Third Report – Winter 2020/2021

Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister from NHS Staff Council (Staff Side) trade unions


Cancer Research UK live Talk Cancer workshops – feel confident to talk about cancer and health as part of your role


Watch Steve Gillan discuss COVID-19 and prisons on Sky News:


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.