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

Health workers are currently in the final year of a three-year deal. They are due a pay rise in April.

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

The Labour Research Department have produced a Booklet on ‘Working Safely with Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has presented significant new health and safety challenges for workers and their trade unions.

Please make yourselves familiar with the latest GOLD Briefing that has been issued to all Governors (copy enclosed).

We wrote to you on 14th December 2020 with updates and we want to keep that theme going and we hope this latest update is helpful.

Please note in the Scotland section of the National Chairs update (issued today), where he accurately references the Scottish government pay policy position of 1% for this current year, it does not apply to the SPS staff.

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

Following the issue of Circular 01/21 notifying branches of the election to the post of Scottish National Committee Chair and seeking candidates for said position, I can confirm that John Cairney is the sole candidate for the post.

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

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.