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The POA are proud to be a signatory to an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for him to take a different path to achieve race equality at work and in the labour market to that recommended in the report from the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities. 

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments or in tragic “accidents”. They die because their employer decided that their safety was not that important a priority.

Please find the HMPPS Submission to the Prison Service Pay Review Body attached

The POA for a number of years in partnership with the Fire Fighters Charity and funded by the POA Welfare fund have successfully sent many POA members to the rehabilitation centres in order to assist members offering physical and psychological health and wellbeing sessions.

The POA are delighted to have signed up with an Exclusive Associate to Vitality Health and Life Insurance who are called Switch Lifestyles.

Surely, this time, better days lie ahead


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


Safe prisons are within our grasp if there is a genuine will to do so from senior managers within the service.

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.