POA News

06 Jul 17 CIRCULAR 90

WHITLEY SUB COMMITTEE MEETING - AGREED MINUTES, HEALTH AND SAFETY - 9TH MARCH 2017

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.

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05 Jul 17 CIRCULAR 89

PROPOSED LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT 17 JULY: CHANGE OF DATE EARLY AUTUMN

The TUC had proposed to hold a co-ordinated public sector union Rally and Lobby of Parliament on 17th July 2017, to press the Government to scrap the public sector pay cap.

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03 Jul 17 CIRCULAR 88

APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION 4th JULY 2017

The Secretary of State David Lidington has confirmed through HMPPS that their application for a Permanent Injunction will go ahead.

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03 Jul 17 CIRCULAR 87

NEC MINUTES 14TH JUNE 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th May 2017, for your information.

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03 Jul 17 PRESS RELEASE 154

BULLY BOY TACTICS FROM INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT AND DIRECTORS OF PRISON SERVICE

The POA will be in the High Court tomorrow 4th July 2017 defending an application from the Secretary of State David Lidington to obtain a permanent injunction in an attempt to silence the POA membership from the crisis within our Prisons which has been created by this Government with failed policies and devastating cuts and the failed Directors of her Majesty’s Prison and Probation service overseeing the destruction of a service that hasn’t been witnessed in decades.

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30 Jun 17 PRESS RELEASE 153

POA SUPPORT CONCERNS BY HM CHIEF INSPECTOR OF PRISONS FOLLOWING UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION OF HMP/YOI FELTHAM (FELTHAM B – YOUNG ADULTS)

Leaders of the POA call on HMPPS and Government to act, as more criticism is aimed at the Prison Service following another damning report identifying that violence is out of control in prisons.

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29 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 86

NATIONAL CHAIR AND NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE X 1 ELECTION 2017

POA Circular 61/2017 promulgated the timetable for the above election.

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29 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 85

REPORTING VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE AND NEXT STEPS

The Executive previously promulgated POA Circular 97/2016 following a number of Circulars advising members to report all assaults to the Police and to place the prisoner on report at the same time.

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29 Jun 17 PRESS RELEASE 152

POA FULLY SUPPORT THE REPORT BY THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE INTO MENTAL HEALTH IN PRISONS

The POA support the claims of the NAO that the Government does not know how many people in prison suffer from some form of mental illness and that the Service is under pressure.

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26 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 84

THE PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY MARCH AND RALLY 1ST JULY 2017

The People's Assembly is a national campaign against austerity, the 1% pay cap, privatisation and is in support of properly funded public, community and welfare services.

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