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It would appear there is confusion with regards to what POA Circular 27/2015 means and if any grade particularly Band 2 membership have been excluded from any agreement.
At the above meeting, the concerns of POA members were raised with the Secretary of State with regard to health and safety in the workplace and in respect of the Pay Review Body recommendations for 2015/16.
I am pleased to report that on the 25th March 2015 in the County Court that the Judgement found in favour of the POA’s claim, in that only 4.5 hours pay (the length of the unworked shift) should have been deducted rather than 7.8, which was deducted due to the length of shift in question.
In respect of the above issue regarding New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), we are aware that NOMS are launching new guidelines in relation to this real and active problem.
The Justice Committee carried out an inquiry into the above and released its report on Wednesday 18th March 2015.