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We have managed to secure funding for an online Level 2 Gym instructors’ course through the STUC Union learning fund.

A number of you will receive correspondence from our solicitors shortly in respect of your employment tribunal claim relating to your pension arrangements

The POA are proud to be affiliated with Maternity Action. Maternity Action is the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting, and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.

The Prison Officers Association have highlighted their concerns over the rising number of deaths in custody, particularly self-inflicted deaths, since Prison regimes have been expanded throughout the course of 2023.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th July 2023 for your information.

It has been bought to the Executive’s attention that some members may be adversely impacted by lump sum and/or backdated payments if they are in receipt of Universal Credit.

The POA are continually undertaking a process to determine asbestos exposure amongst members.

Mark Fairhurst answers questions and discusses the Chief Inspector of Prisons Inspection Report on HMYOI Cookham Wood. 18/07/2023

The 2023 Prison Service Pay Review Body England and Wales report has now been laid in Parliament 

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.