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Future parliamentary business from Monday 28 June 

New rules that came into force on 31st May will remove legal help to road accident victims - but the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has announced it will be stepping in to continue to support any member with a claim to make sure they continue to get specialist legal help.

New rules came into force on 31st May with the supposed aim of tackling a ‘whiplash’ culture, making it much more difficult for many road traffic accident (RTA) victims to get free legal support, but POA members and their families will continue to be able to access legal help.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Following our meeting this morning the SNC have reluctantly decided that there is insufficient assurance or certainty around us being able to stage our annual conference planned for October this year, and this circular is to inform you that we have decided to cancel it until next year. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for 9th June 2021 for your information.

Future parliamentary business from Monday 21 June 

Mark Fairhurst discusses the new drama series, Time, on BBC Radio Merseyside

Due to the extension of Covid regs we will need as many Stewards as possible to help with the national demo on June 26. 


Following the adoption of the above motion, members may apply for 10, 15 and 20-years membership badges providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.

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.