POA Circulars

47 | 07.06.2016


Today, Tuesday, 7th June 2016, marks the end to the first period of withdrawal from the Payment Plus database by POA members in support of Annual Conference Motion 72/2014. On behalf of the Executive, I would like to thank POA members that were able to follow the leadership shown by local and national officials, your commitment to our unity and strength as part of the wider POA family has been duly noted. The support shown has enabled the Executive to enter into meaningful dialogue with NOMS to negotiate directly on the policy set at Conference in 2014.

Further to POA Circular 44/2016, a Special NEC meeting to consider the “without prejudice” offer from NOMS took place today. The Executive welcomed the positive engagement with NOMS and their commitment to try and reach agreement with the POA on this subject. To this end, the Executive have determined to “postpone” any further withdrawals from the Payment Plus database “until a final offer has either been endorsed or rejected by the affected POA membership by means of workplace ballot” and that “negotiations on OSG overtime” are drawn to a conclusion.

The Executive will continue to communicate with the membership on all details of negotiations when we are in a position to do so.

Please bring this Circular to the attention of the membership.

Yours sincerely


National Chair