POA Circulars

26 | 27.03.2015


I am pleased to report that on the 25th March 2015 in the County Court that the Judgement found in favour of the POA’s claim, in that only 4.5 hours pay (the length of the unworked shift) should have been deducted rather than 7.8, which was deducted due to the length of shift in question. This is a great success for the POA and I would like to put on record my thanks to the Union’s Solicitors for their efforts to date.

NOMS were refused permission to appeal, but they have 21 days from the date of the order to further seek permission to appeal to a higher Judge.

The POA are disappointed that tax payers’ money has once again been wasted by NOMS in pursuing unnecessary legal action in respect of the provisions of Notice To Staff 47/2010.

The POA will be seeking meetings with NOMS to resolve all outstanding issues for members who may have been affected by the current provisions of this Notice To Staff and to seek amendments to that policy once the appeal period has lapsed and NOMS have accepted the Ruling.

Please draw the contents of this circular to all of our members. Further information will be promulgated in due course.

Yours sincerely

General Secretary