POA Circulars

23 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 83

THE RIGHT TO STRIKE: FURTHER EUROPEAN CHALLENGES

With regards to the above issue pertaining to the rights of Prison Officer grades being able to strike and being restricted under legislation by both a Conservative Government and Labour Government for some 22 years; as per our Rules and Constitution and the aims and objectives of the Union, the Executive are launching another challenge to the ban on strike action.

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22 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 82

Early day motion 402

On the 5th September 2016 Martyn Day MP put down the following Early Day Motion (EDM) on the issue of Prison Officer Retirement Age.

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20 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 81

NEC MINUTES 24TH AUGUST AND 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th August and 6th September 2016, for your information.

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15 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 80

THE TAX REFUND COMPANY

Since launching our Tax Code Review Service provided by leading tax code experts, The Tax Refund Company, over 16,300 members have now applied to have their tax code checked for errors.

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07 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 79

LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS UPDATE FOR MEMBERS

On the 29th July 2016 an open letter on behalf of the NEC, shared with POA members via POA Circular 70/2016, was written by myself to Michael Spurr (attached -1). Following that letter Michael Spurr sent an initial response on the 8th August 2016 (attached - 2).

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31 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 78

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT GRADES: ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKING

Further to POA Circular 72/2016, in respect of Additional Hours Working, we are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting Operational Support Grades an increase of £5 per hour on top of their overtime rate until the end of the financial year 31st March 2017.

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30 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 77

NEC AREA BRANCHES

As National Chair I have undertaken a review of the current NEC Branch area allocations taking into account types of establishments, NOMS defined regions and membership levels at Establishments.

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24 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 76

NEC MINUTES 10TH AND 12TH AUGUST 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 10th and 12th August 2016, for your information.

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17 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 75

NEC MINUTES 27TH JULY 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 27th July 2016, for your information.

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17 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 74

TUC RALLY: SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2016

Please find enclosed leaflet advertising a march and rally at the Conservative Party Conference on the above date. The theme of the rally is “Austerity has failed”.

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