POA Circulars

Circular 100 28 Aug 2014

Smoking in Prisons

Following the introduction of PSI 9/2007 by NOMS, members have consistently raised the issue of “smoke free prisons”.

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Circular 99 28 Aug 2014


Further to POA Circular 86/2014 members will be aware that the TUC has arranged a march and rally in London on 18th October 2014 and that the POA National Executive Committee hope to see as many POA members in attendance on the day as possible.

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CIRCULAR 98 27 Aug 2014

General Secretary Election: Nomination Procedures, Timetable and Election Address

Following the promulgation of POA Circular 97-2014 listed below is the timetable and procedure for the forthcoming election for the General Secretary.

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CIRCULAR 97 27 Aug 2014

General Secretary Post: Conditions of service

The current position of General Secretary expires in May 2015 after Annual Conference.

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CIRCULAR 96 20 Aug 2014

Police Credit Union (PCU) Free £10 for New Joiners

If you (or a family member living at home with a current member) have been considering joining the PCU there could not be a better time than now. Join the PCU before 31st October 2014 and PCU will start of the new member’s savings account with a FREE £10 (see attached flyer for terms and conditions).

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CIRCULAR 95 20 Aug 2014

NEC Minutes 16th and 30th July 2014

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 16th and 30th July 2014, for your information.

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CIRCULAR 94 15 Aug 2014

Judicial Review: Overcrowding

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.

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CIRCULAR 93 15 Aug 2014

Regime Management Plan Guidance Briefing Events

Further to POA Circular 91/2014, please see attached document with registration details for the RMPG Briefing events on the 1st and 29th September, 2O14.

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CIRCULAR 92 14 Aug 2014

Negotiations Update

Following on from POA Circulars 87 and 9O/2O14, further negotiations have taken place between the NEC and the Employer. These negotiations have been conducted on a “without prejudice” basis.

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CIRCULAR 91 08 Aug 2014

Regime Management Plan Guidance

Please find attached the letter from Phil Copple Director of Public Sector Prisons and a copy of the RMP Guidance which has now been agreed and circulated to all Governors.

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