POA News

25 Aug 17 PRESS RELEASE 159

PRISON SERVICE IN CRISIS

Despite assurances from the Secretary of State for Justice that the recruitment of new Prison Officers was at record highs and the success of the graduate scheme, the foundation which supports prisons, reduce violence and address chronic staff shortfalls throughout the Service. However, Prison Officers are still being forced from their homes to sure up a system in crisis.

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24 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 108

PENSIONS AND CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME UPDATE

At the National Executive Committee Meeting on the 23rd of August 2017, it was agreed to provide an update to the membership on the latest discussions and developments in respect of Pensions and Civil Service Compensation Scheme.

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17 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 107

ELECTION 2017 ELECTION RESULT – NATIONAL CHAIR AND NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE X1

Please find attached the Certificate of Result from Electoral Reform Services.

It confirms that MARK FAIRHURST has been elected to the position of National Chair today until the end of Annual Conference May 2021.

It confirms that ANDY BAXTER has been elected to the position of National Executive Committee today until the end of Annual Conference May 2020.

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15 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 106

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 26th July 2017, for your information.

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10 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 105

COMPLAINT TO THE CERTIFICATION OFFICER AND POSTPONEMENT OF DGS, VICE CHAIR AND NEC x 4 ELECTIONS 2017

The National Executive Committee has been notified of a complaint by the Ex-National Chairman Mike Rolfe to the Certification Officer.

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10 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 104

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES CONTRACT

At the NEC on the 9th of August 2017 the Executive discussed the above and the options for local Governors/managers to opt out of the national OH contract.

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10 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 103

PENSION: DEATH NOMINEE FORM

It has been drawn to the attention of the National Executive Committee that death nomination forms may not have followed members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) who were moved into the Alpha scheme following the imposed pension changes.

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10 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 102

VOTE OF THANKS “THE MOUNT PRISON STAFF”

At the NEC meeting on the 9th of August 2017 the Executive discussed the attached letter from the local committee at The Mount Prison.

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03 Aug 17 CIRCULAR 101

PRISON SAFETY

Please find attached letter regarding the above to Michael Spurr and his response for your information.

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03 Aug 17 PRESS RELEASE 158

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON PRISON BOSSES

Following the recent serious disturbances at The Mount, Erlestoke and Aylesbury Prisons, more pressure is being applied to the Senior Management of HMPPS as their continued failure to manage the system is exposed

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