POA Circulars

40 | 27.05.2015


At the POA’s 76th Annual Conference a number of motions were adopted in respect of Public Services, Privatisation, Europe and now form policy for the union to progress.
The protection of public services across Europe is as vital as it is in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Following the decision of conference to withdraw from Eurofedop, the Executive will look at alternative options and strategies. Please see attached information from European Public Services Union (EPSU) in respect of the above.

This campaign can form part of the unions’ strategy to progress the terms of motion 76 which read:

“Conference acknowledges the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Furthermore, Conference mandate the National Executive Committee to continue to campaign to expose the implications of such an agreement on the future of public prisons and public services within the United Kingdom.”

Therefore, the Executive ask branches to hold a photo shoot outside your workplace prior to the 5th June 2015. Please forward photos of your campaign to the POA by email to gs@poauk.org.uk, no later than 8th June 2015.

Following the promulgation of POA Circular 39/2015, we ask you to write to your MEP. A list of all MEP’s and MP’s is attached for your convenience. The list of MEPs should remain unchanged until the next European Elections in 2019 and for MPs until the next General Election in 2020. We would ask that members keep copies of these lists as they will prove useful resources in future campaigns.

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

Yours sincerely


General Secretary

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