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BREAKING 07 Dec 2018

Assistant General Secretary post put on hold

On the 19th November 2018 POA Circular 128/2018 was promulgated seeking applicants for the Assistant Secretary post which will become vacant in April 2019.

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BREAKING 06 Dec 2018

POA DIARY 2019

The Executive are aware that an error has occurred in distributing the diaries to branches. Whilst this is unfortunate it is a simple mistake in that the distributors used the Gatelodge mailing list instead of the diary mailing list as provided by the union.

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BREAKING 05 Dec 2018

GOVERNOR EMPOWERMENT/AUTONOMY

As part of the prison reform programme the Secretary of State for Justice empowered Governors with limited autonomy within the provisions of the white paper.

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BREAKING 30 Nov 2018

Refrigerators in Prisoners Cells

It has been drawn to the NEC’s attention that some Establishments have made available or intend to make available, refrigerators in cells.

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BREAKING 23 Nov 2018

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT SIGNALS A RETURN TO BASICS

The POA welcome the announcement from the Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke to announce a return to dedicated search teams across the prison estate.

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BREAKING 19 Nov 2018

ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY POST X 1 CRONIN HOUSE

A vacancy has arisen due to the imminent retirement of an Assistant General Secretary in April 2019.

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BREAKING 12 Nov 2018

POA DIARY 2019

Distribution of the POA diary for members will commence within the next seven days and continue through to early December.

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BREAKING 09 Nov 2018

BENEFITS OF USING POA SOLICITORS 

It has been drawn to the attention of the Executive that some members have been using a “no win, no fee” solicitors when pursuing personal injury claims, rather than using the union’s retained solicitors Thompsons.

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BREAKING 08 Nov 2018

HEALTH & SAFETY

It has been drawn to the NEC’s attention that some Establishments in the High Security and Closed Estates have made available or intend to make available, knives on Residential Units where kitchens are present.

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BREAKING 08 Nov 2018

RESULT – WORKPLACE BALLOT

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

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