POA Circulars

29 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 143

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th November 2017, for your information

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27 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 142

POA Lobby and Rally of Parliament 5th December 2017

Further to Branch Secretary Circulars 26/2017 and 29/2017, we would encourage members who are attending the rally to contact their MPs in advance of coming to Parliament to try and arrange meetings. Please find attached a briefing paper for members to send to their MP’s prior to the lobby.

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27 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 141

POA EQUALITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The POA has a diverse membership, it is important to ensure that all voices are heard within the Union. Our members want the union to help them in taking up their issues in the workplace but often women, black members, disabled members, young members, LGBT members and older members may have different issues of concern.

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21 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 140

Branch Committee Structure

The OSG Consultative Committee have requested that we remind Branch Committees as to its composition, to ensure OSG’s have a voice on each Committee within the workplace.

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20 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 139

Attendance Management Policy

Below is the link to an agreement between HMPPS and the POA that affords all members protections when being subject to Attendance Management procedures.

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20 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 138

USE OF VDT DATA LOCALLY

It has been brought to the attention of the NEC that local Committees are not discussing and using the above data to address and manage levels of violence

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17 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 137

BAND 2’S/OSG’S STAFFING SEGREGATION UNITS

It has been brought to the attention of the NEC that OSG’s and Operational Band 2’s are being deployed to staff and supervise prisoners held in segregation units day and night. This is not acceptable and out with policy

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16 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 136

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th October 2017, for your information

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13 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 135

Early Day Motion 475 – SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS OCTOBER 2017

EDMs are used to put on record the views of individual MPs or to draw attention to specific events or campaigns. Topics covered by EDMs vary widely. By attracting the signatures of other MPs, they can be used to demonstrate the level of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.

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10 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 134

PENSIONS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE

The Executive has continued to monitor the legal challenges, provisions and changes to pensions, following a number of legal meetings they have determined to give you the opportunity to launch the biggest legal challenge against the Government Minister and relevant Employer.

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