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Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th February 2020, for your information.


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th January 2020, for your information.


On the 21st January 2020 the POA promulgated POA Circular 05/2020 with reference to the above, stating that the Survey will run from Monday 27th January 2020 until Sunday 23rd February 2020.


As members are aware there has been a cost cap breach of 5.4% identified in the 2016 valuation of the Civil Service pension scheme which the members of the Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) of the Civil Service Pension Scheme (CSPS) have been advising the Minister for Cabinet Office on.


As you are aware the NEC are committed to the continued training and development of local Branch Officials.


I wish to update you on the roll out of PAVA in the adult closed male estate and would ask you to take note of the enclosed guidance if you await the roll out of PAVA.


The POA Prison Officers Trade Union sends solidarity to Diogenes Orjuela, president of CUT Colombia, following the threats made against him and other prominent political figures.

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.


Following a telephone conversation between Peter Hancox, Retired Members Branch, and David Evans, Chairman of the Union’s Welfare Fund, a meeting was held on 18th December 2019 at POA Headquarters.


In January 2020 a Joint Agreement on Offences Against Emergency Workers was agreed. The signatories to this Agreement include Phil Coppell HMPPS, NHS England, National Fire Chiefs Council, the National Police Chiefs Council and the CPS.


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.