POA News

24 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 128

KEY WORKER CASE LOAD AGREEMENT

It has come to the attention of the Executive that some Governors in establishments that are rolling out the Key Worker Scheme are attempting to increase Key Worker case load’s beyond the agreed figure of six prisoners per Key Worker.

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19 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 127

POA DIARY 2018

The POA diary will be distributed with this issue of Gatelodge within the next seven days. All local committees should ensure they advise the gate and stores departments to ensure deliveries are accepted.

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16 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 126

POA ANNUAL CONFERENCE MAY 2018

The Annual Conference for 2018 is scheduled to be held on TUESDAY 15th MAY – THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018 and will be THREE days duration.

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12 Oct 17 PRESS RELEASE 160

PRISON SYSTEM AT BREAKING POINT

Following the address of Michael Spurr the CEO of HMPPS to the PGA Conference where they admitted that it had been a difficult summer for the Service as violence, suicides and the prison population all increased on the back of a number of serious disturbances and riots, another serious disturbance occurred at HMP Long Lartin, involving 81 armed prisoners on the evening of the 11th October 2017.

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06 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 125

PAY CAMPAIGN 17th OCTOBER 2017

Further to POA Circular 124/2017, the TUC is running two events as part of the campaign to win a fair and properly funded pay rise to all public sector workers.

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02 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 124

TUC LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT ON PAY 17TH OCTOBER 2017 2PM – 6PM FOLLOWED BY A RALLY IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE 6.30PM – 8PM

On Tuesday 17th October 2017, the TUC and all Public Sector Unions will be holding a lobby of MP’s and a Rally in Parliament Square, to demand an end to the unfair real term pay cuts for public service workers.

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29 Sep 17 CIRCULAR 123

DETACHED DUTY GUIDANCE

The detached duty guidance document (“The Guidance”) was discussed at the National Executive Meeting on 14th September 2017.

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27 Sep 17 CIRCULAR 122

FIRST AID PSI 29/2015

It has been drawn to the attention of the NEC that Governors are failing to adhere to the provisions of the above PSI which was effective from May 2016 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

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27 Sep 17 CIRCULAR 121

OSG CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The NEC would like to take this opportunity to inform the membership that the OSG Consultative Committee is now in place and had its second meeting on 19th July 2017.

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27 Sep 17 CIRCULAR 120

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS TAX REFUND COMPANY

Please see attached the latest communication from the Tax Refund Company for your members attention.

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