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With regards to the above, Thompsons Solicitors have been providing a regular update on key areas of law.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th October 2020, for your information.


As you are aware, POA Circular 144/2020 was promulgated on 19th October 2020.


This is the response of the POA to the consultation paper published by HM Treasury on 17 July on the changes required to public service pensions as a result of the McCloud and Sargeant cases.

POA Circular 124/2020 promulgated the timetable for the above election.


As you may be aware, POA Learning is funded by the Union Learning Fund, a government fund with the aim of supporting trade unions to widen access to learning and training in workplaces whilst also supporting community members to build key skills.


The nomination process ended on Friday 9th October 2020 and POA Circular 138/20 was promulgated with those nominations for each of the 4 candidates.

I am pleased to announce that a long-standing National dispute surrounding protections for Band 4 staff In the Open and Female Estate has now been resolved.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 23rd September 2020, for your information.


Please be aware of the following guidance that has been issued to Governors, ensuring that you adhere to the newly imposed restrictions on social visits.


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.