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The POA National Executive Committee determined that an OSG Consultative Committee would be formed, OSG’s play a vital part within our membership and are valued members of the POA.

We are about to open the ballot for the NHS AFC pay offer for 2022/2023. The pay offer has been circulated previously and I am sure you are all aware of the detail and content of the offer by now

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th and 29th June 2022 for your information.

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

POA is committed to offering members valuable membership services and as part of this commitment we wanted to highlight one of your key membership benefits. 

Since 2012 the POA have been very clear that we did not agree with any of the changes to Civil Service Pensions schemes and indeed the POA membership endorsed the NEC position by way of a ballot that was conducted at that time. Since then, we have challenged and made the case to Government Officials on why our members are so opposed to the changes.

Please find attached letters that are self-explanatory. I know that Government is in disarray but the delay to the announcement on pay for Prison Officer Grades and OSGs is totally unacceptable.

The POA has a proud history of recognising the hard work and dedication of members. 

Following the Special Delegates Conference in March 1996, the Executive informed delegates that they would be seeking "two candidates" nominated by branches to attend the TUC Conference annually.

We will hold our Annual Conference to deal wholly with Scottish issues from the 26th of October to the 27th of October 2022, with the training day being held on Friday 26th October 2022

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.