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The POA has a proud history of recognising the hard work and dedication of members.  

The Annual Conference for 2022 is scheduled to be held on the above dates at the WELCOME BUILDING, EASTBOURNE and will be FIVE days duration.

The National Executive Committee have finalised a comprehensive agenda that will be given on the above date. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for 30th September 2021 for your information.

Why the POA’s political allies could prove vital to improving members’ working conditions

Over the last few months, I have been collating questions from the field in relation to the pensions changes that the Government intend to impose on us in April 2022.

Future parliamentary business from Monday 11 October 


As part of our continuing IT improvement programme, the telephone landlines at Cronin House will be switching over to Microsoft Teams at 11.00hrs on Wednesday 6th October 2021.

Read the recent report on The Experience of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Ex-Prison Officers, by Joanna Binley

As you are aware the POA have been making a concerted effort to improve communications with members.

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.