POA Circulars

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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30 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 39

PRISONS AND COURTS BILL AMENDMENTS

Many of you will be aware that the Prisons and Courts Bill is making its way through the Parliamentary procedure.

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24 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 38

NEC MINUTES 2ND AND 7TH MARCH 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 2nd and 7th March 2017, for your information.

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24 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 37

POA PARLIAMENTARY UPDATE

Please find enclosed for your information for the period 15 th December 2016– 14 th March 2017, the activities of the Union through our Political Fund expenditure on your behalf to ensure our voice is heard in Parliament.

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17 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 36

UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL CHAIR

There is much frustration, anger and expectation amongst our members at the moment, feelings that are not lost on the NEC. The Government has rushed to injunct us at every opportunity and in return has forced a form of modern day slavery on POA members.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 35

PRISON SERVICE PAY REVIEW BODY

Please find enclosed letter from the Ministry of Justice dated 16th March 2017, along with my response regarding the legislative process for selection of an eighth member of the Review Body.

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16 Mar 17 CIRCULAR 34

NOMS/HMPS: NEW ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT FORM

The National Executive Committee are aware that NOMS has published this information on the intranet, but we felt that we needed to reinforce the message to ensure members are not disadvantaged when submitting applications for ill-health retirement.

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