POA Circulars

114 | 17.10.2014

Social Media Sites

There appears to be an increase in our membership being investigated for postings on Social Media Sites.

The Executive are concerned that our members are being sanctioned and ultimately dismissed by their respective employers for breaching Codes of Conducts.

In the past this has been debated at Conference and advice given by the NEC. A Circular was put out on 2nd November 2013, namely 167/2013 warning of the dangers.

Once again, we request our members to think before they post on Social Media Sites. If any doubt about your post and the content then simply refrain from posting.

Please act responsibly and help us to help you as a responsible trade union. We do not wish to see any of our members dismissed for posting on Social Media Sites.

Yours sincerely



General Secretary