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.
CIRC 066: PENSION SCHEME REFORMS AND MEMBERS WHO HAVE ALREADY RETIRED
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 about separation centres on Talk Radio
Listen to Mark Fairhurst talk to Kevin O'Sullivan about separation centres on Talk Radio
CIRC 065: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE JULY 2021
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all branch members.
CIRC 064: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for 14th July 2021 for your information.
CIRC 063: POA HEALTH AND WELLBEING REHABILITATION SERVICES
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.
PR 233: BBC NEWSNIGHT REPORT: SUICIDES IN PRISON
In response to a BBC Newsnight item around rising suicide rates in prison the POA would like to issue the following press release.
DIGITAL ASSESSMENT ROUTING TOOL (DART)
HMPPS are introducing a new Digital Assessment Routing Tool (DART).
Following horrific attack on an HMP Swansea officer the POA urge HMPPS to remove razors from prisons
POA National Chairman Mark Fairhurst believes that the directors of HMPPS must act now to remove razor blades from prisons in England and Wales.
Prison Officer Wins Headline Prize of £5000.
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!