POA Circulars

29 | 13.03.2017

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY UPLIFT IN PAYMENT PLUS PAY RATES PRISON OFFICER GRADES AND OVERTIME PAY RATE FOR OSGs (UNTIL 30th SEPTEMBER 2017)

On the 9th March 2017 Mike Rolfe National Chair, Terry Fullerton Acting Vice Chair and myself attended the normal monthly Stocktake meeting.

NOMS stated that they were putting communications out whilst they were still seeking an agreed position with the Union on additional working hours for Prison Officers grades and OSGs.

As you will recall, there was an uplift in place for individuals who chose to volunteer and work Payment Plus with effect from Sunday 14th August 2016, from £17 per hour to £22 per hour. This was put in place along with overtime rates for OSGs being increased by £5 per hour and Tornado rates being increased.

This has now been extended for a further period of up to 6 months (until 30th September 2017) for those individuals who choose to work additional hours.

The NEC are aware of the extension and this gives us another opportunity during this period to negotiate with NOMS on Conference Policy.

Please bring this Circular to the attention of your membership.

Yours sincerely


STEVE GILLAN
General Secretary