POA Circulars

75 | 24.06.2014

POA Circular 072/2014

The above circular was promulgated to the membership on 13th June 2014. On the 20th June 2014 a letter was received from the Director of Public Sector Prisons Mr Phil Copple stating that there was inaccuracy and misunderstanding contained within our Circular. The Director copied this correspondence far and wide to all DDC’s and Governors (enclosed).

I would prefer not to do business this way but with the distribution of that response being so wide it is only appropriate that my response dated 24th June 2014 is circulated to the membership to ensure there is no confusion (enclosed).

POA Circular 072/2014 was not inaccurate and is wholly appropriate particularly in respect of PSO 8525, which of course is a nationally agreed document titled “Enabling Agreement on Change Proposals and Resolving Disputes”.

There is no confusion from the NEC and our advice is set out in POA Circular 072/2014.

Please bring this Circular to the attention of the membership.

Yours sincerely


STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary