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The Scottish Government’s Pay Offer which in reality represented a significant pay cut to the membership has been the subject of an indicative ballot. 

POA Conference after two years is very much welcomed

Warm words and platitudes will not help POA members improve their quality of life.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 27th July 2022 for your information.

We have written to new Colombian govt of @petrogustavo and @FranciaMarquezM to welcome important policies for peace and workers' rights. Alongside @JFColombia and trade union movement, we will continue to support the Colombian people’s efforts to build peace and social justice.

As a consequence of Section 46 of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 coming into force, there have been significant changes to the law as it relates to the possession of offensive weapons. 

The National Executive Committee have now had time to examine and fully understand what is contained within the PSPRB report on the remit group that the POA represent.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 13th July 2022 for your information.

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

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.