POA Circulars

23 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 17

HEALTH AND SAFETY REVISION OF PSI 9/2007

As you are aware the National Executive Committee have been in negotiations with NOMS to secure a smoke free workplace for POA members in England and Wales.

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21 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 16

SINGLE OPERATING PLATFORM ORACLE TIME & LABOUR (OTL) TIMECARDS

It has been brought to the attention of the NEC that many members have recently experienced difficulty in accessing the SOP in order to process their PP and overtime payments.

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20 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 15

SICK LEAVE ABSENCE & EXCUSAL

It has been brought to the attention of the National Executive Committee that more and more Governors are refusing to grant sick leave excusal for members whose absence is as a direct result of a work place accident or illness.

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19 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 14

12 MILLION BOOST TO ATTRACT NEW RECRUITS

The Unions position has for a long time been that pay should be set at a national level for staff. The latest attempt at placing a plaster over a gaping wound has been announced.

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14 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 13

PRISON RESPONSE LEVELS

At the NEC meeting on the 8th February 2017 the Executive discussed the work and report backs on H&S visits and RMP reports.

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10 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 12

HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE, HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES, HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEES

At the NEC meeting on the 8th February 2017 it was agreed to re-issue the advice set out in POA Circular 11/2016.

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09 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 11

LEARNING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OFFICIALS TRAINING (BOT)

As you are aware the NEC are committed to the continued training and development of local Branch Officials.

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09 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 10

UPDATE FOLLOWING POA CIRCULAR 4/2017

As previously advised a meeting with Michael Spurr took place on the 19th January 2017, to discuss potential ways forward following the reform ballot rejection, this was attended by the Deputy General Secretary and myself.

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08 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 9

WHITLEY SUB COMMITTEE MEETING AGREED MINUTES HEALTH AND SAFETY 1st DECEMBER 2016

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

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02 Feb 17 CIRCULAR 8

REPORTING DEATH IN CUSTODY

The Legal Aid Committee have been working with the Unions Solicitors to ensure all POA members receive the necessary support and legal advice following reported Deaths in Custody. Unfortunately, most deaths are not being reported to the Legal Department.

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