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Cautious approach should be taken to ensure pandemic is finally under control in society


Safe prisons are within our grasp if there is a genuine will to do so from senior managers within the service.

POA Circular 156/2020 signalled that the NEC were making preparations to hold Annual Conference in Southport in November 2021 and therefore postponed the May 2021 Conference which proved to be the correct decision given the situation with the pandemic as the May 2021 Conference would certainly not have gone ahead.

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. It is anticipated that Parliament will prorogue on Thursday 29 April ahead of the Queen's Speech on Tuesday 11 May.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 24th March 2021 for your information.

The People’s Assembly against Austerity has called a national rally to demand a new normal as society moves away from this round of Covid-19 restrictions.

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.