The POA are proud to be affiliated with Maternity Action. Maternity Action is the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting, and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.

Jackie Marshall, NEC, reports on the POA Supporting Women in the Workplace workshop

Amira Cochrane from HMP Hewell agreed to talk to Gatelodge about the supporting Women in the Workplace workshop

The POA is looking for delegates to attend the following TUC Equality Conference 2023.

On a gloriously sunny August bank holiday Saturday afternoon I was proud to join dozens of colleagues from prisons and Probation Services marching in the main parade at Manchester Pride.

Gavin Rowe reports on the LGBT+ conference which took place on 30th June/1st July 2022

Jackie Marshall, NEC, talks about the menopause

Usually PiPP updates in the Gatelodge are all sunshine, rainbows and a ray of positivity, so apologies in advance that this is a deviation from the norm.

What does it mean to PiPPers'?

Please see recently published TUCG Equality Booklet and contained within this is an excellent article on page 20 by Colin Moses, former National Chair and Honorary Life Member 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.