POA Circulars

27 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 104

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th August 2018, for your information.

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19 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 103

PRISON SAFETY

Following the protest meetings on Friday 14th September 2018 and a meeting with Rory Stewart the Prisons Minister, meetings took place with Senior Members of HMPPS and members of the National Executive Committee to discuss ways to improve prison safety.

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17 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 102

PROTEST ON 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018

On behalf of the National Executive Committee I wish to convey my sincerest thanks to all branches and POA members who showed solidarity, courage and unity on Friday 14th September 2018, by following our call to hold protest meetings outside of their prisons.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 101

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Today we met with Prisons Minister Rory Stewart who was keen to intervene and resolve the issues POA members face on a daily basis.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 100

ANNUAL LEAVE FOR ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKED

The Department has conceded that they should have been paying staff additional leave (pay) for additional hours over the contractual base pay to all Employees.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 99

PENSION DEDUCTION TORNADO

Following concerns raised by members and the intervention of the Executive the Department are now working with Shared Service Centre to adjust the single operating platform which had identified Tornado Pay as pensionable when it is not.

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14 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 98

ACH & ACHP CLOSED GRADES BAND 3 TO INSTRUCTIONAL OFFICERS BAND 4

The NEC has been contacted by several members who believe their contract of employment have been varied from the original contract offered when taking up an instructional officers’ role without their consent.

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13 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 97

HMP BEDFORD

The National Executive Committee have instructed our Legal Advisors to issue a further Pre-Action Protocol Letter over the failings of Management and Government to provide a safe working environment for members at HMP Bedford.

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31 Aug 18 CIRCULAR 96

Provision of First Aid PSI 29/2015 (attached)

Following the imposition of the above concerns have been raised locally and with the Executive over the failure of management to comply with their legal obligations and put in place a local first aid risk assessment.

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29 Aug 18 CIRCULAR 95

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th August 2018, for your information.

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