CIRC 124: Result - Workplace Ballot

Following the promulgation of Branch Secretary Circular 29/2018 eligible branches in England and Wales conducted a workplace ballot.

The Scrutineers and Tellers attended Cronin House on Friday 2nd November 2018 and carried out an independent count of branch returns.

Please find attached for your information the signed scrutineers return.

Number of Ballot Slips issued 5792
Number of Ballot Slips returned 5222
Number of Votes IN FAVOUR (YES) 680
Number of Votes AGAINST (NO) 4502
Number of Spoilt Ballot Slips 40

The NEC have complied with the Conference mandate to ballot the membership on the recommendations of the Pay Review Body. Clearly, the membership are dissatisfied with the recommendations and we will pass this on to the Review Body and the Secretary of State David Gauke when we meet him on 13th November 2018.

Yours sincerely


General Secretary


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.