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Future parliamentary business from Monday 8 January 2024 

Future parliamentary business from Monday 18 December 2023

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) is a lightweight form of concrete, with an estimated useful life of around 30 years. RAAC has been used in hospitals, schools and other public sector building construction since the late 1950s/early 1960s up until the mid-1990s.


Phil Fairlie, Assistant General Secretary, reports on the POA Scottish Conference held on 25th and 26th October 2023 at the Peebles Hydro Hotel.


Whatever your opinion may be about rats, two things can be agreed upon universally: they are extremely clever and very resilient.

In 1990, New York was the most unsafe city in the world. The rank and file within the police force was depleted, underfunded and under-resourced, and facing levels of criminality it was incapable of dealing with; morale was at an all-time low. This, of course, will sound only too familiar to POA members in our out-of-control workplaces.


Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Radon is everywhere, outdoors, and indoors. In most areas, levels are low and the risk to health small.


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

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th November 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.