News Room

As you are aware we were contacted by Anya Frude who is a Forensic Psychology doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. 

On 7th August 2024 at 15:00hrs the Retired Members Committee will meet at the Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th May 2024 for your information.


The POA leadership accept that a General Election has been called and we enter a period of purdah.

At Annual Conference 2024, Motion 42/2024 was carried.

At Annual Conference 2024 in Eastbourne the following Motion was carried.

This webinar will equip health and safety reps with the skills to protect their colleagues from climate change-related hazards.


Some readers of Gatelodge may find it odd that a Tory hereditary peer is writing an article for this magazine and is a strong supporter of the POA. There are good reasons for this, which I will try to explain.


The TUC is running some introductory courses for Black union members which are free, online, open to any Black member of a TUC affiliated union.

Gatelodge talks to Oana Coman about her time at the POA Supporting Women in the Workplace Workshop


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.