POA News

26 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 184

The State of your prisons is still not improving

The latest problems within prisons in England & Wales is not improving. Richard Burgon Shadow Secretary of State for Justice recently set out a five-point plan to address drugs and violence in prisons which he has called on the Government to deliver.

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19 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 103

PRISON SAFETY

Following the protest meetings on Friday 14th September 2018 and a meeting with Rory Stewart the Prisons Minister, meetings took place with Senior Members of HMPPS and members of the National Executive Committee to discuss ways to improve prison safety.

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17 Sep 18 Breaking

UPDATE ON POA TALKS

At a meeting today HMPPS and the POA both reinforced their commitment to improve safety in prisons.

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17 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 102

PROTEST ON 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018

On behalf of the National Executive Committee I wish to convey my sincerest thanks to all branches and POA members who showed solidarity, courage and unity on Friday 14th September 2018, by following our call to hold protest meetings outside of their prisons.

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17 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 183

VIOLENCE IN PRISONS

Following the protest action by members of the POA last Friday across all prisons in England and Wales, HMP Bedford was forced to reduce the regime and call in NTRG to quell another act of concerted indiscipline over the weekend.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 101

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Today we met with Prisons Minister Rory Stewart who was keen to intervene and resolve the issues POA members face on a daily basis.

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14 Sep 18 PRESS RELEASE 182

POA CALL PROTEST ACTION OFF

Following meaningful engagement with the Minister Rory Stewart and a commitment to instruct the Employer to meet the POA and agree a plan of action to address the concerns of the Union, the POA has instructed members to return to work.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 100

ANNUAL LEAVE FOR ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKED

The Department has conceded that they should have been paying staff additional leave (pay) for additional hours over the contractual base pay to all Employees.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 99

PENSION DEDUCTION TORNADO

Following concerns raised by members and the intervention of the Executive the Department are now working with Shared Service Centre to adjust the single operating platform which had identified Tornado Pay as pensionable when it is not.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 98

ACH & ACHP CLOSED GRADES BAND 3 TO INSTRUCTIONAL OFFICERS BAND 4

The NEC has been contacted by several members who believe their contract of employment have been varied from the original contract offered when taking up an instructional officers’ role without their consent.

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