POA Circulars

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th February 2024 for your information.

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

The membership will be aware the Tolpuddle Festival will take place on Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2024 inclusive. Information can be obtained from: www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk

Dignified access to hygiene products such as tissues, soap, and toilets for staff is considered essential within a workplace.

As you all will be aware, Thompsons Solicitors are now instructed on all our age discrimination claims for injury to feelings that arise from the decision to force members to move from their Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) to the Alpha Pension Scheme from 1 April 2015.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th January 2024 for your information.

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

The TUC have reintroduced an introductory session regarding the role of the Health and Safety Rep aimed exclusively at young union members.

It has been brought to the attention of the NEC that HMPPS are now advertising for volunteers to carry Naloxone. Please be reminded of the following advice which I issued in my National Chair update in October 2023;

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 13th December 2023 for your information.

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.