POA Circulars

85 | 16.07.2014

The use of OSG agency workers

Following the promulgation of Branch Secretary Circular 13/2014 and POA Circular 70/2014 the NEC received 64 returns; of the 64 branch returns 52 prisons are using agency workers to cover work.

It is clear from the returns that OSG recruitment is an issue and we will be discussing this with NOMS and the PSPRB as part of the 2015/16 pay talks.

On behalf of the NEC, I would like to thank those branches who sent in returns. Furthermore, all local committees should continue to challenge the use of agency staff and press the Governor to fill all vacancies up to the agreed Target Staffing Level.

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

Yours sincerely



General Secretary