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Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th April 2023 for your information.

Tribute to one of Scotland’s ‘National Treasures’ in his 90th Year.

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It is important that we learn from history and ensure that now the pandemic is over, we do all we can to make our prisons safe again


Jackie Marshall, NEC, reports on the POA Supporting Women in the Workplace workshop

POA balloted it’s healthcare members on the Government’s improved offer to those staff covered by the Agenda for Change Pay Negotiations. 

After almost 50 years HMYOI Cornton Vale, the allfemale estate, has closed its doors and will be replaced by a new national women’s estate, HMYOI Stirling.

Amira Cochrane from HMP Hewell agreed to talk to Gatelodge about the supporting Women in the Workplace workshop

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.

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.