As part of the “Winning a Pay-Rise for Key Workers Campaign” the TUC’s Public Service Liaison Group, of which the POA is a member, is organising an eve of the budget rally on 2nd March 2021. The rally will set out our demands for a Workers’ Budget – which will provide a platform for us to talk about our pay, unemployment and decent work asks.

The Rally will hear from Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor, Frances O’Grady, the General Secretary of the TUC as well as union leaders, international speakers, and frontline workers. The POA would greatly appreciate our members attending this Rally to push the agenda of Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers. The details of the Rally are;

Online - 7.30pm-9pm, Tuesday 2nd March 2021

The night before Rishi Sunak’s Budget – unions are getting together to demand a Workers’ Budget!

As the pandemic rages, unemployment rises and thousands are forced to work in unsafe conditions, join us to demand a Workers’ Budget. It’s time for a pay-rise for all our key workers. For safe workplaces and decent sick pay for all. For decent jobs for everyone – and fair funding for our precious NHS and public services.

Sign up to attend now at

Please share with colleagues and friends on Facebook and Twitter using #WorkersBudget. 

Thank you in anticipation of your support.   

Yours sincerely

Joe Simpson
Deputy 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.