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The TUC has booked Parliament Square on Saturday 18 June for a march and rally, as part of the campaign for a pay rise, for action on the cost of living and for a new deal for working people.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th and 9th March 2022 for your information.

As everyone knows a war is raging in the Ukraine after the Russian invasion and the people in Ukraine who are in grave danger of physical harm and families have fled their homes seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, and others are sheltering from bombs falling in major cities. Normal working life has been forced to stop.

If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.

Colleagues following the close of nominations for the post of Vice Chair of the SNC on Wednesday 9th March 2022, I can confirm that only 1 candidate received any nominations for the post.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 23rd February 2022 for your information.

Following on from an earlier Supreme Court decision in Bloomberg v ZXC, handed down in February 2022, the Court of Appeal have determined that personal emails sent from work accounts are not private or confidential and employers have full access to emails sent via a business account.

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

Please find attached Special NEC minutes for 8th February 2022 and NEC minutes for 9th February 2022 for your information.

POA Members need a proper pay rise to end the recruitment and retention crisis. Please find the POA 2022 submission to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

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.