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Further to POA Circular’s 72 and 75/2014 the POA wrote on the 18th July 2014 a letter to the Secretary of State for Justice, in accordance with the pre action protocol for Judicial Review pertaining to NOMS intent to further overcrowd certain public sector prisons, in order to achieve a temporary increase in their operational capacity from 1st August 2014 and that their decision was irrational and that we had a legitimate right to be consulted.
As notified within POA Circular 87/2014, representatives of the POA National Executive Committee have embarked upon a set of negotiations on a without prejudice basis with NOMS. The first of these meetings took place on the 28th and 29th of July and a number of key issues were discussed.
Please find attached copies of the above agreed minutes in accordance with Conference policy.
In compliance with the Conference Policy set at the Special Delegates Conference on the 28th February 2013, the POA has been engaged in Benchmarking and as a result, have influenced change in some cases from the Employer original position both locally and nationally.