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We write to confirm that the POA Scotland Annual Conference will take place this year at the Peebles Hydro Hotel, Innerleithen Rd, Peebles EH45 8LX. On Wednesday 26th, 27th and 28th October.

We have received a formal pay offer from the SPS for 2022/23 and we are aware that the offer has now been published on the SPS SharePoint site.

We have now moved our offices from Calder Road in Edinburgh to our new offices in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

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

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 11th May 2022 for your information. Yours sincerely     STEVE GILLANGeneral Secretary ...

Annual Conference delegates endorsed Conference Paper 3. Initially outlined in the NEC paper was to increase subscriptions in 2022 by 33 pence per month, however we recognise the financial pressure on our dedicated POA members, so the Executive recommended to freeze subscriptions at £15.60 for the third year running with a review to take place at Conference in May 2023. The NEC ...

Over the past 18 months the POA have been working to improve social media content and member engagement.

The NEC want to update the membership on the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS), and decisions made by Government on the future of the CSCS. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 26th and 27th April 2022 for your information.

On Thursday 12th May 2022 at 1100 hours your Union, will be unveiling a new memorial to all ex-forces personnel who were members of the POA who we wish to remember, sited at the National Arboretum.

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.