POA Circulars

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 11th October 2023 for your information.

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

This circular supersedes the previous POA Circular NI 001/2023 dated 20 October 2023.

Please find below election timetable for the forthcoming Area Vice Chair NI Election.

Since 2015 the NEC has been involved in negotiations to introduce a new policy on First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work.

Chesterton Grant have been working alongside the POA for nearly a year, and through our personalised landing pages and their attendance of wellbeing days, they have managed to support many people on their mortgages, pension tracing and estate planning.

It has come to the attention of the NEC that members who are currently or have been on long term sick were being refused to opt into F&S by the Employer.

The Rules and Constitution are clear that under Rule 5, we will have a retired members section and that qualification for retired membership is having been a full member until ceasing qualification for full membership under Rule 4.1.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 2nd October 2023 for your information.

Annual Conference policy states that POA diaries should be distributed during the month of September.

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.