POA News

01 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 25

OPEN LETTER TO PAY REVIEW BODY MEMBERS

Please find attached for your information an open letter sent to members of the Pay Review Body regarding Pay.

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01 Mar 17 BREAKING BREAKING

Howard League responds to Featherstone prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Featherstone prison, published today (Tuesday 28 February).

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01 Mar 17 PRESS RELEASE 143

SECRETARY OF STATE HIDES BEHIND ANTI TRADE UNION LEGISLATION IN OBTAINING AN INJUNCTION

The POA are not surprised that the Secretary of State and Senior Officials at the Prison Service have once again hidden behind legislation, which prevents Prison Officers from taking Industrial action under the provisions of Section 127 of the Criminal Justice Public Order Act 1994 (since amended).

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28 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 24

Branch meetings 1st March 2017

Following the Court Injunction awarded to the Secretary of State on the 28th February 2017, the following motion was passed by the NEC;

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28 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 23

COURT PROCEEDINGS 28th FEBRUARY 2017

Further to POA Circular 21/2017 the NEC regrets to inform you that a Judge has today ruled that the action we called for in that Circular was unlawful and we must call it off. We did our best to argue our case using John Hendy Q.C. the leading barrister on the Union side in industrial action matters.

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28 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 22

RESILIENCE TRAINING

POA Learning developed the resilience training package and trained volunteers to deliver the course and supported its ‘roll out’ across establishments in the South West region. 

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24 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 20

PETITION:- MAKE IT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ASSAULT AN HM PRISON OFFICER

Following the publication of POA Circular 3/2017 members will be aware of the tragic circumstances in which Prison Officer, Nick Medlin, lost his life on Christmas Eve 2016.

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24 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 19

NEC MINUTES 8TH FEBRUARY 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th February 2017, for your information.

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23 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 18

Civil Service Compensation Scheme

The Executive has directed the legal team to commence Judicial Review proceedings following the decision of Cabinet Office to reduce the level of compensation to members following dismissal on ill health grounds, as part of a number of imposed changes to the scheme rules.

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23 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 17

HEALTH AND SAFETY – REVISION OF PSI 9/2007

As you are aware the National Executive Committee have been in negotiations with NOMS to secure a smoke free workplace for POA members in England and Wales.

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