News Room

You may recall a couple of years ago Birmingham University asked for our members assistance in relation to a research project looking at officers' experiences of trauma. 

Members who were in the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) on 31st March 2012 will be aware that the pension scheme reforms made by the Government in 2015 discriminated against them, unlawfully, on the grounds of age.

Listen to Mark Fairhurst talk to Kevin O'Sullivan about separation centres on Talk Radio

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

Please find attached NEC minutes for 14th July 2021 for your information.

I am delighted to inform you that our long- standing partnership with the Firefighters Rehabilitation Charity will be re-commencing from Monday 26th July 2021, when we will be accepting applications to assist POA members with their health and wellbeing.

In response to a BBC Newsnight item around rising suicide rates in prison the POA would like to issue the following press release.

HMPPS are introducing a new Digital Assessment Routing Tool (DART).

POA National Chairman Mark Fairhurst believes that the directors of HMPPS must act now to remove razor blades from prisons in England and Wales. 

Serve and Protect Credit Union are celebrating the exciting news that a Prison Officer has won the £5,000 headline prize for June’s PrizeSaver draw!

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.