Welcome to the POA Podcast

Welcome to the POA podcast. From Summer 2021 the POA will be releasing a series of thought provoking and informative podcasts that will be of interest to both POA members and the general public. 

Recent Episodes 

6th June 2024: POA and the TUC Women's Conference

30th May 2024: Prison overcrowding, the General Election and challenges for the new government

8th April 2024: Getting it right on Health and Safety

25th March 2024: Time to banish razors from prisons!

27th February 2024: The POA Welfare Fund and Firefighters' Charity

15th February 2024: Private Sector membership and organisation

19th December 2023:The POA at Manston

9th November 2023:New First Aid/Emergency First Aid standards explained

17th October 2023:Union victory on Fitness Tests and what's happening at Wandsworth?

10th October 2023: The POA and political activity

11th September 2023: Behind these Doors - In conversation with Alex South

23rd August 2023: Transferring to F&S? Here are the facts.

18th August 2023: Young Members abd the POA

21st July 2023: Dave Cook retrospective: 30 years of POA activism

22nd June 2023: Why we need a Royal Commission into the Criminal Justice system

22nd May 2023: Conference Review with Mark Fairhurst and Steve Gillan

12th May 2023: Toolkit episode - the role and importance of Union Safety Representatives

5th May 2023: Behind the scenes with POA reps working in Secure Hospitals

10th April 2023: Four-legged friends: Dog-handlers, their dogs and the POA

10th March 2023: Operational Support Grades

28th February 2023: The anti-strike law and the POA, featuring Mark Fairhurst, National Chair

23rd January 2023: What POA legal services can do for you - and a new way to access the service

1st January 2023: Women's Networking Event - a review

1st December 2022: POA's Employment Law services - a key membership benefit

15th November 2022: Sally Jameson - POA branch chair and parliamentary candidate

24th October 2022: Immigration Crisis Special Edition

1st October 2022: Legal services and union support if you are arrested

29th September 2022: Supporting Women

1st September 2022: A guide to the POA's Legal Services

1st August 2022: The POA guide to Coroners Court hearings

1st July 2022: Working with and for members with disabilities

13th June 2022: POA conference in review and why you should march on 18 June

1st June 2022: PTSD It’s impact on Prison Officers and the support available

9th May 2022: POA - working for gender equality and better diversity and inclusivity

29th April 2022: Menopause Matters

1st April 2022: Health and Safety and You

11th March 2022: The POA's Political Fund

1st March 2022: Health, safety and maintaining resilience for Prison Officers

1st February 2022: Govt White Paper "a missed opportunity" but high hopes for new "Safe Inside" Bill

27th December 2021: The Wandsworth Prison Museum - a tour of it's exhibits and stories with Stewart McLaughlin

1st December 2021: Feeling the benefit of POA membership

1st November 2021: Same but Different - POA across the UK's devolved administrations of POA service

1st October 2021: Finlay Spratt looks back on 30 years of POA service

1st September 2021: Looking after members working in private prisons

1st August 2021: Pensions Campaigns Made Clear

8th July 2021: 68 is too late!

30th June 2021: Podcast Launch Trailer 

We want your ideas and feedback!

We have a series of podcasts on key topics of interest to POA members planned, but also welcome your ideas and feedback for future episodes.

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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.