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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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BREAKING 23 Apr 2013

Efficiency benchmarking and implementation of Fair and Sustainable

The National Chairman and members of the NEC met with representatives of the Business Development Group (BDG) to discuss issues arising from the data from the adopter sites and reports from the 53 establishments in stage 1 of efficiency benchmarking. At this meeting a full report was provided by representatives of the BDG.

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