POA Circulars

129 | 15.10.2012

National Dispute


At the NEC meeting on the 10th October 2012 it was decided to register a national dispute on the failure of NOMS to consult and negotiate with the Executive at national level on the proposals and processes under competition benchmarking (Annex A attached).

The NEC fully debated the implications of NOMS’ failure to consult and negotiate at national level. They also discussed the current actions of NOMS in promoting their views on how competition benchmarking may affect the Service, at local and area level.

We must ensure all our prisons are safe, decent and secure, until we fully understand the ramifications of competition benchmarking therfore we cannot support NOMS on introducing their policy.

We will report the progress of the national dispute in the forthcoming weeks, however, we ask local officials and members to update their NEC representative if Governors enter into discussions on this process or they are invited to NOMS’ roadshows or presentations.

Please draw the contents of this circular to all your members.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support and co-operation.


General Secretary

POA Circular 129-2012 national dispute.pdf

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