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Watch Mark Fairhurst interviewed on BBC North West Today talking about COVID 19 outbreaks in Prisons

As part of the “Winning a Pay-Rise for Key Workers Campaign” the TUC’s Public Service Liaison Group, of which the POA is a member, is organising an eve of the budget rally on 2nd March 2021.

We refer to POA Branch Circular 002/2021 regarding the above.

Listen to National Chair, Mark Fairhurst talk to John Pienaar on Times Radio

Future parliamentary business (provisional) from Monday 22 February 

Please find enclosed Joint Statement between POA/HMPPS regarding the above.

As part of the TUC campaign all KEY WORKERS deserve a pay rise, the POA support this campaign for all key workers. Let me make it clear Prison Officer Grades, OSGs and Custodial Workers are key workers, as are all our POA members in secure hospitals or wherever they work. 

We have managed to secure funding for an online Level 2 Gym instructors’ course through the STUC Union learning fund. It is clear the course is popular amongst our membership and highly likely that interest will exceed the capacity, which is for 12 learners.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 27th January 2021 for your information.

Mark Thomas's Lockdown Live series continues with award winning show Check Up: Our NHS @ 70, in which Mark spent a month shadowing nurses, consultants and staff at the Imperial Group of NHS hospitals. See the link below to get a member discount!

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.