POA Circulars

24 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 38

NEC MINUTES 2ND AND 7TH MARCH 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 2nd and 7th March 2017, for your information.

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24 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 37

POA PARLIAMENTARY UPDATE

Please find enclosed for your information for the period 15 th December 2016 14 th March 2017, the activities of the Union through our Political Fund expenditure on your behalf to ensure our voice is heard in Parliament.

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17 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 36

UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL CHAIR

There is much frustration, anger and expectation amongst our members at the moment, feelings that are not lost on the NEC. The Government has rushed to injunct us at every opportunity and in return has forced a form of modern day slavery on POA members.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 35

PRISON SERVICE PAY REVIEW BODY

Please find enclosed letter from the Ministry of Justice dated 16th March 2017, along with my response regarding the legislative process for selection of an eighth member of the Review Body.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 34

NOMS/HMPS: NEW ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT FORM

The National Executive Committee are aware that NOMS has published this information on the intranet, but we felt that we needed to reinforce the message to ensure members are not disadvantaged when submitting applications for ill-health retirement.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 33

VIOLENCE DIAGNOSTIC TOOLKIT

The Executive are continually in discussions with NOMS regarding the levels of violence in our prisons and IRCs in both the public and private sectors, we highlight and present detailed analysis contained within the national VDT (Violence Diagnostic Tool).

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 32

NATIONAL VICE CHAIR ELECTION 2017

POA Circular 7/2017 promulgated the timetable for the above election.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 31

CSIS GRANT TO THE POA WELFARE FUND CHARITY 2016

I am pleased to advise the membership that once again the CSIS Charity Fund has made a grant of 20,000 to the POA Welfare Fund.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 30

THE TAX REFUND COMPANY ARE YOU PAYING MORE TAX THAN NECESSARY?

As a member of the POA, you are entitled to have your tax code checked for errors by tax experts at The Tax Refund Company. 16,600 members have already used the service, with over 1 in 3 members finding out they had paid too much tax and getting back an average refund of 175.50 each.

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13 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 29

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY UPLIFT IN PAYMENT PLUS PAY RATES PRISON OFFICER GRADES AND OVERTIME PAY RATE FOR OSGs (UNTIL 30th SEPTEMBER 2017)

On the 9th March 2017 Mike Rolfe National Chair, Terry Fullerton Acting Vice Chair and myself attended the normal monthly Stocktake meeting.

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