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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.

Thompsons Solicitors has today written to the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, on behalf of 12 major trade unions coordinated by the TUC, to challenge new regulations permitting the use of agency workers during industrial action. 

Please find attached press release. As you will see the POA are legally challenging the introduction of legislation in relation to using agency workers to try and break legitimate strikes.

It is with great sadness we report to the membership the death of our good friend and Honorary Life Member John Shannon, who sadly passed away on Saturday 23rd July 2022.

In October 2021 HMPPS commenced a Pilot in 7 Establishments for a new First Aid Policy.

It is vitally important that all POA members fully understand the contents of the Permanent Injunction against the POA which was circulated previously. Please read this Circular in conjunction with POA Circular 98/2017 which is attached.

As a member of the POA, both you and your family have access to a first-class legal package provided by the UK’s leading law firm for trade union members, Thompsons Solicitors

Prison Officers who protected the general public during the pandemic and put their own lives at risk on average are getting a 4 per cent pay rise which is not even half of the rate of inflation.

The Government announced the outcome of the Pay Review Body recommendations including the PSPRB. The link to the recommendations that Government have accepted is as follows https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/psprb-twenty-first-report-on-england-and-wales-2022

Following the adoption of the above motion, members may apply for 10, 15 and 20-years membership badges providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma. 

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.