POA Circulars

113 | 17.07.2013

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) - Workplace Ballot Timetable

On the 26th June 2013, following months of detailed negotiations, the NEC determined to conduct a workplace ballot on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) following some minor clarification. The clarification sought is outlined in Ian Mulholland’s response dated 4th July 2013 and accepted by the NEC on 10th July 2013.

The Memorandum of Understanding and supporting papers are attached to POA Circular 114/2013. This should be distributed to members and used to discuss the issue at your branch meeting.

In accordance with Rule 24.5 the NEC has agreed to extend the ballot timetable as follows;

Ballot Opens Monday, 29th July 2013
Ballot Closes Wednesday, 7th August 2013
Local count and Ballot Return Form
to Cronin House Thursday, 8th August 2013
National Count and Announcement
of Ballot Result Friday, 9th August 2013

The National Executive Committee are Recommending Acceptance of the “MoU”.

NOMS have approved paid time off for local POA officials to conduct the workplace ballot and for a branch meeting to be arranged to discuss all of the information as set out in POA Circular 114/2013.

Please draw the contents of this Circular and POA Circular 114/2013 to all your members’ attention and encourage them to vote.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support and co-operation on this important issue.


Yours sincerely


General Secretary