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Please find attached NEC minutes for 26th May 2021 for your information.

The POA have campaigned over the last couple of years to ensure when POA members are assaulted that the Courts take it seriously

The Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 require us to provide the membership with certain information about our accounts and finances.

Watch Ged Stilliard from Thompsons Solictors talk about COVID-19 personal injury claims

As per POAS circular 22/21, Jim McCabe and I are on an NCRG subgroup to get a date agreed for staff returning to Pre COVID attendance patterns.

In May 2021 Amina Memon and Nicholas Hardwick, from the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law, at the Royal Holloway University of London produced their report into “WORKING IN UK PRISONS AND SECURE HOSPITALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”.

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

Please find attached the report on working in UK prisons and secure hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to Mark Fairhurst on Talk Radio dismiss ideas for 'playgroup' meditation sessions for prisons staff to learn about diversity and intersectionality

Listen to Mark Fairhurst talk about the failures of authorities to properly monitor and share intelligence on the terrorist Usman Khan on Times Radio

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.