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The Disputes Committee have recently dealt with several DHL disputes from several branches, the majority of these are concerning the “Final Mile” element to delivery.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 11th August 2021 for your information.

Distribution of the POA diary for members will commence on 6th September 2021.

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.

Time for a permanent solution in our prisons

The days of full wing unlocks, unnecessary mixing of prisoners and the boredom associated with allowing large numbers to idle on landings must cease

Please find attached NEC minutes for 28th July 2021


As mentioned in our last general update we are keen to continue this communication source, so we hope the following is helpful.

You may recall a couple of years ago Birmingham University asked for our members assistance in relation to a research project looking at officers' experiences of trauma. 

Members who were in the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) on 31st March 2012 will be aware that the pension scheme reforms made by the Government in 2015 discriminated against them, unlawfully, on the grounds of age.

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.