News Room

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

Dave Smith has been nominated for the above award and the National Executive would ask members to consider voting for Dave who has worked tirelessly for the safety of all workers to his own detriment at times.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th November 2023 for your information.

Please find below the result of the Northern Ireland Area Vice Chair election:

The POA is looking for delegates to attend the following TUC Equality Conferences 2024.

As you will know, the POA have been improving its online member services. As part of this improvement, we have implemented a Self-Service solution that allows the Branch Secretary and the Branch Members to have access to their own details.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th October 2023 for your information.

The NEC have recently become aware of a fire in a prison establishment which has raised many concerns.

As General Secretary of the POA I am updating you on the written evidence and oral submission that the Area Committee NI did on behalf of the POA membership for all unified grades in Northern Ireland.

Future parliamentary business from Monday 13 November 2023 

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.