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Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

The POA National Executive Committee have determined that we will set up a Security, Order, Counter Terrorism (SOCT) consultative committee. There have been a number of roles introduced under SOCT within HMPPS where POA members are sited outside of their home establishments, and they are carrying out new roles.

The Prison Officers Association have issued a stark warning to the Government after they released the recommendations today for the pay award relating to operational Prison staff some 6 months overdue.

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.

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.