POA Circulars

06 Jun 19 CIRCULAR 56

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 INCENTIVES AND AWARDS

Following the Special Delegates Conference in March 1996, the Executive informed delegates that they would be seeking "two candidates" nominated by branches to attend the TUC Conference annually.

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06 Jun 19 CIRCULAR 55

TRADES UNION CONGRESS 2019

Following the Special Delegates Conference in March 1996, the Executive informed delegates that they would be seeking "two candidates" nominated by branches to attend the TUC Conference annually.

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06 Jun 19 CIRCULAR 54

135TH DURHAM MINERS GALA: SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2019

The Durham Miners Gala is celebrating its historic 135th year on the above date.

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04 Jun 19 CIRCULAR 53

POA INDICATIVE BALLOT ROLL OUT OF PAVA

Following the promulgation of Branch Secretary Circular 16/2019, the POA NEC are disappointed that the employer will not allow branch officials to carry out a democratic workplace ballot in the employers time as they see this as a trade union activity.†

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03 Jun 19 CIRCULAR 52

HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE. HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES. HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEES

The following is an overview of the legal requirements employers must abide by to comply with legislation in respect of risk assessments, safe systems of work and Health and Safety Committees.

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30 May 19 CIRCULAR 51

MATTERS AFFECTING THE UNION: MR TERRY McCARTHY (NEC)

On the 20th February 2019 Mr Terry McCarthy NEC representative was dismissed from the Prison Service pending appeal.

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24 May 19 CIRCULAR 50

REPORTING OF SERIOUS INCIDENTS

At this yearís 80th Annual Conference under the provisions of ACM 47/19, it was agreed that branches would report all serious incidents to the General Secretary as part of the Unionís campaign to reduce violence and expose the under reporting of incidents within the Prison Estate.

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23 May 19 CIRCULAR 49

OMIC

In 2013, as a result of collective bargaining the POA and NOMS reached a collective agreement now known as The Memorandum of Understanding.

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22 May 19 CIRCULAR 48

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th and 13th May 2019, for your information.

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20 May 19 CIRCULAR 47

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 23rd and 24th April 2019, for your information.

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