POA Circulars

13 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 49

NEC MINUTES 22ND AND 31ST MARCH 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 22nd and 31st March 2017, for your information.

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12 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 48

POA INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR YEAR END 31ST DECEMBER 2016

It has been identified that due to a technical error the above-mentioned page of the Unions Accounts, which is reproduced on page 36 of the April/May 2017 issue of Gatelodge is for the account year end December 2015 and not in fact as it should be for the year end 31st December 2016.

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07 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 47

PRISON SERVICE PAY REVIEW BODY

Many of our members are seeking clarification on when the Pay Review Body are sitting to consider the Employer/Government evidence, in respect of any pay rise for 2017/18 after the membership rejected pay and the reform deal last year.

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07 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 46

APPLYING FOR INITIAL LEGAL ADVICE

It has been drawn to the Executives attention that more and more applications for legal advice are being submitted late, out of time and without the correct forms, as a result members are losing out on the opportunity to seek legal redress.

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07 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 45

BRIAN CATON: HONORARY LIFE MEMBER AND PREVIOUS GENERAL SECRETARY 2000-2010

On the 13th March 2017, Brian Caton was found unconscious in his hotel bedroom abroad in Goa. He had a bleed on his brain and was operated on and subsequently moved to another hospital in Mumbai to aid his recovery.

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04 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 44

RETIRED MEMBERS COMMITTEE

There is a requirement under our Rules and Constitution to have a Retired Members Section and a Retired Members Committee under Rule 5.

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04 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 43

PRISON’S AND COURT BILL-SECOND READING

Please find attached a copy of the POA’s briefing paper prepared by Thompsons Solicitors’ in respect of the above.

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03 Apr 17 CIRCULAR 42

PROFESSIONALISATION OF PRISON OFFICER’S

Following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Justice to start a professionalisation programme for Prison Officer’s/Band 3’s, NOMS issued an Annex A to the union.

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31 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 41

GOVERNOR EMPOWERMENT

At annual conference 2016 the POA NEC asked conference not to adopt the Wormwood Scrubs motion which was to resist reform & Governor Autonomy so that we could give our members the final say on whether we were to engage with reform or not once negotiation had taken place.

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31 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 40

ANNUAL LEAVE - NATIONAL CHAIR APRIL 2017

During my absence on annual leave, from 2nd April – 8th April 2017 inclusive and then from 12th April – 17th April 2017 inclusive Mr Terry Fullerton will cover my duties and exercise the authority of the National Chair.

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