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Usually PiPP updates in the Gatelodge are all sunshine, rainbows and a ray of positivity, so apologies in advance that this is a deviation from the norm.

The POA is looking for delegates to attend the following 4 TUC Equality Conferences 2022.

As you are aware the POA NEC have been briefing cross party MPs and Lords on issues that affect POA members in relation to the above proposed Bill.

As I am sure POA members recognise by law, Prison Officers in England/Wales service along with Prison Officers in Northern Ireland cannot be asked to take industrial action by the POA National Executive Committee or induced by any other individual.

Continuing with our IT improvement programme where the POA have been evolving our services we provide for members, the POA are starting to roll out the self-service module of our membership system.

If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.

As you are aware this research project has been running for a while now and the researchers have asked me to inform you it will end on the 3rd December 2021.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 8th November 2021 for your information.

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

At the NEC on 27th October 2021, the National Executive Committee determined to hold an Indicative Workplace Ballot of our OSG members. This ballot will include all Band 2 members, Prison Auxiliary’s and Night staff in England and Wales.

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.