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The Rules and Constitution are clear that under Rule 5, we will have a retired members section and that qualification for retired membership is having been a full member until ceasing qualification for full membership under Rule 4.1.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 27th October 2021 for your information.

Gordon Henderson MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey has secured a debate on the retirement age of Prison Officers.

The POA represents 1300 healthcare workers who work in secure settings and are employed by a range of employers: NHS, prison or private companies/charities.

As you are aware the POA have been making a concerted effort to improve communications with members.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 13th October 2021 for your information.

Please ensure all POA members have access to this update.

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. 

The POA National Executive Committee have determined that we will set up a Security, Order, Counter Terrorism (SOCT) consultative committee. There have been a number of roles introduced under SOCT within HMPPS where POA members are sited outside of their home establishments, and they are carrying out new roles.

What does it mean to PiPPers'?

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.