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BREAKING 01 Aug 2014

Holiday Pay - How much is it?

Please find attached a Briefing Note from Thompsons Solicitors "Holiday Pay - How much is it?"

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BREAKING 24 Jun 2014

Justice Select Committee

The Justice Committee has launched an inquiry entitled Prisons: Planning and Policies

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BREAKING 13 Jun 2014

Durham Miners' Association Press Release: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Great Miners Strike 1984/1985

On Saturday June 21st the Durham Miners Association is inviting all its friends and supporters and particularly those miners who took part in the 1984 conflict to come to its headquarters in Red Hill to renew old friendships and celebrate the spirit that endured a year long battle for the preservation of jobs and communities.

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BREAKING 23 May 2014

Justice for Sale unions voice concern over increased privatisation and cost-cutting

TUC Justice Unions Report: the TUC today published a report by the New Economics Foundation entitled -Justice for sale the privatisation of offender management services.

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BREAKING 28 Mar 2014

Fringe meeting 14th April: Fighting Austerity After the Referendum

Please find details of this evening fringe meeting on Monday 14th April at STUC Dundee 2014

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BREAKING 12 Mar 2014

Bob Crow: Statement by Steve Gillan POA General Secretary

The POA National Executive pay tribute to Bob Crow RMT General Secretary who died suddenly on Tuesday 11th March 2014.

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BREAKING 26 Feb 2014

Rally and Lobby of Parliament - 19th March 2014

Many of you will be aware that the National Executive Committee has arranged the Rally and Lobby of Parliament on the 19th March 2014. A number of high profile speakers have been invited to attend and address POA members.

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BREAKING 04 Sep 2013

Prison Closures; A Service in Crisis

Today the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Mr Chris Grayling made an announcement to close the following prisons Blundeston, Dorchester, Northallerton and Reading as part of the Governments prison closure programme.

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BREAKING 24 May 2013

E-petition: Save UK Justice

The MOJ should not proceed with their plans to reduce access to justice by depriving citizens of legal aid or the right to representation by the Solicitor of their choice.

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BREAKING 23 Apr 2013

Assignment of prison officers performing substance misuse under TUPE

The NEC have disputed the position adopted by NOMS that all staff engaged in areas of work which are subject to competition. We have instructed our legal advisors to draft a letter outlining our claim in an attempt to reverse the policy to a case by case basis.

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