POA News

23 May 17 CIRCULAR 67

ACM 96-2017 INCREASE IN POA WELFARE FUND CONTRIBUTIONS

Following the adoption of Annual Conference Motion 96/2017 which reads; “Conference endorse an increase to the welfare fund of 50p per month”.

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23 May 17 CIRCULAR 66

YOUNG WORKERS SEAT ON GENERAL FEDERATION TRADES UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD

The POA are now affiliated to the GFTU and at the Biennial Council meeting the GFTU agreed, to invite nominations to fill a maximum of four seats for young workers on the incoming Executive Committee.

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23 May 17 PRESS RELEASE 150

POA CONDEMN BOMB ATTACK IN MANCHESTER

The POA NEC are horrified, shocked and sad at the outrageous attack in Manchester Arena last night, 22nd May 2017.

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22 May 17 CIRCULAR 65

Draft Grievances Fair Pay At the POA's 78th Annual Conference

Delegates discussed the current situation and disparity on pay.

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22 May 17 PRESS RELEASE 149

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN PRISON

The POA have reminded the Secretary of State of her responsibilities under the Prison Act 1952, that she has a statutory duty to maintain safety and security in Prisons.

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19 May 17 CIRCULAR 64

ANNUAL LEAVE - ACTING NATIONAL CHAIR 22nd MAY – 6th JUNE 2017 INCLUSIVE

During my absence on annual leave, from 22nd May to the 6th June 2017 inclusive, Mr Terry Fullerton will cover my duties and exercise the authority of the National Chair. This is in accordance with Rule 9.4(a) of the Rules and Constitution.

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18 May 17 CIRCULAR 63

KURDISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL QUORN GRANGE HOTEL - LEICESTER LE12 8DB - 30TH JULY 2017

The POA has been approached by the Secretary of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) to see if any members would like to volunteer to form part of the security team at the above event.

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17 May 17 CIRCULAR 62

NEC MINUTES 25TH APRIL AND 3RD MAY 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th April 2017 and 3rd May 2017, for your information.

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15 May 17 CIRCULAR 61

NATIONAL CHAIR ELECTION 2017 NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE x 1 ELECTION 2017 NOMINATION PROCEDURES, TIMETABLE AND ELECTION ADDRESSES

Further to POA Circular 57/2017, I have decided to suspend the timetable as set out in that Circular due to a vacancy now arising for the position of National Chair. As explained at Annual Conference there is a substantial saving to the Union to run the vacant positions for election together.

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15 May 17 CIRCULAR 60

TRAINING BRANCH OFFICIALS TRAINING – ADVANCED COURSE

In line with Annual Conference Motion 77/14, the POA Training Committee have developed a training package covering the following;

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