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Please find the enclosed letter that has gone to all Governors in England/Wales regarding the above. Please note this agreement is only in relation to recognised Trade Unions, which of course the POA enjoy solely for the grades identified in the letter.


Please find attached the AC2019 Secure Health Care AGM Booklet


Please find attached NEC minutes for the 10th June 2020, for your information.


Attached is the POA Annual Legal Report from Thompsons. The fact that we have recovered damages for workplace incidents will, I hope, assist our Health and Safety Representatives at the workplace and prevent similar accidents in the future.


Please find enclosed a press release which was issued yesterday on behalf of the POA in Scotland, and the Scottish Police Federation.

We have written to the SPS today raising some enquiries and concerns we have around various issues that have either been raised with us by you, or from information we have come to be aware of ourselves.


Please find enclosed Joint Statement between POA/HMPPS.


POA Learning are delighted to announce a “Festival of Wellbeing” to be held over three days from Tuesday 14th July to Thursday 16th July 2020.


At the NEC meeting of 10th June 2020 POA affiliation to the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and Public Services International (PSI) was discussed. 

ULRs have been instrumental in championing the importance of training and development. ULRs work very hard to boost the image and strengthen the organisation of our Union within the workplace along with widening union membership across the board.


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.