POA Circulars

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.

As you are aware the above election will take place as follows:

The General Federation of Trade Unions (of which the POA is an affiliate) will be running a ‘Roots of Racism’ course on 11th and 12th December 2023 at Quorn Grange, near Loughborough. Overnight accommodation will be provided.

Following new concerns of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), the TUC are advising that an organising approach to support Branch Officials should be taken in order for them to ask the right questions of their employers and consider routes to escalation.

Further to POA Circular 68/2023 regarding nominations for Conduct Committee members as per Rule 26.3, I confirm that process has now been completed. 

The Annual Conference for 2024 is scheduled to be held on the above dates at the welcome building, eastbourne and will be THREE days duration.

As you will be aware the POA have been working on evolving our Information Technology systems and the corporate image of the POA.

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.