News Room

As you will be aware staff testing has been rolled out across the whole estate and available in each prison for those who wish to volunteer to be tested.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 12th May 2021 for your information.

I have received many emails over the last few weeks from branch officials and indeed members in general.

Mark Fairhurst responds to debate in Parliament on Prison Officer Experience, 18 May 2021.

HMPPS are offering new services for those who are suffering Long Covid 19, please see attached and below.

A subgroup has been set up from the NCRG with a view to looking back over the past year and more to establish what has been learned, and what opportunities that may offer up to change how we do some of what we have traditionally delivered, and what the future may start to look like as we go forward.

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. 

Many members will be aware that stress and anxiety amongst staff has become an ever more pressing issue for the POA.

Following a workplace ballot on the NHS pay offer to our membership in the State Hospital we can confirm that our members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the pay offer.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 28th April 2021 for your information.

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.