POA Circulars

131 | 11.10.2010

PSO 8460 & PSI 6/2010

As many of you may be aware the Prison Service amended PSO 8460 and replaced it with PSI 6/2010 at the end of March this year. This was without the agreement of this Union.

Following the publication of PSI 6/2010, the POA HR Whitley Sub Committee have been in dialogue with NOMS and Prison Service representatives on this matter. We await a response from the Service following our recent correspondence on this issue.

We have already sought preliminary legal advice and will keep the membership updated following receipt of the decision from the Prison Service/NOMS on this issue.

We would like to thank those branch officials and members who have assisted the NEC in collating the imposed changes to the document, all of which have been identified to Prison Service representatives who believed that all changes were technical and not substantive.

We shall keep you updated on this matter as we progress it through the HR Whitley Sub Committee and should any member or branch official need advice, please do not hesitate to contact your NEC representative or the Secretary to the Legal Aid Committee and HR Whitley Sub Committee, Glyn Travis at Cronin House.

We thank you in anticipation of your support.

Yours sincerely


National Chairman


Yours sincerely


General Secretary