News Room

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

The above workshop will be held from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th November 2023 at the Quorn Grange Hotel, Wood Lane, Quorn, Loughborough.

On Friday 6th October 11:00 – 16:00, the TUC will host Introduction to the Role of Health and Safety Rep, for young members only. Free, online and open to any young member.


The POA are seeking applications for consideration to sit on our internal conduct committee under Rule 26.3 which states:

TUC Education are running an Introduction to Health and Safety taster for women union members at 1100hrs on 3rd October 2023.

Please be reminded that the current policy of the POA is not to engage in completion of the employer’s annual staff survey. This was determined via Conference Motion 42/2010 carried & reaffirmed by Conference Motion 86/2015 not being adopted.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 30th August 2023 for your information.

The TUC is running another ‘Introduction to the role of Health and Safety rep’ course for women members. It runs on the 3rd October, 11:00 – 16:00

Please find attached guidance that was sent to all Governors mid-August.

On the 6th September 2023 a Prisoner escaped from Wandsworth prison and this has been widely reported in the media.

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.