POA Circulars

29 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 15

GATELODGE PRODUCTION

At the NEC meeting on 24th January 2018, the Executive considered a report on communications with members, which included a cost and benefits analysis of Gatelodge.

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26 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 14

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

In order to improve communication between the Executive and the membership, I intend to forward regular updates in relation to ongoing national issues.

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25 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 13

DAY SUBSISTENCE CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS

The employer has been requiring members to go on Detached Duty to maintain operational stability for almost 4 years. During this time, members have sought clarity from HMPPS on a number of issues.

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25 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 12

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 10th January 2018, for your information.

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19 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 11

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The POA National Executive Committee have sent out various Circulars namely POA Circular 167/2013, POA Circular 114/2014, and POA Circular 6/2015 giving advice to you regarding usage of social media sites.

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19 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 10

CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME: MEDICAL INEFFICIENCY

We believe that confusion remains in the field regarding the levels of compensation currently being paid to our members in regard to exits from Service through medical inefficiency under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.

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18 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 9

TUC NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION NEW DEAL FOR WORKING PEOPLE 12th MAY 2018

The TUC has called a National Demonstration on Saturday 12th May 2018 in London and the POA are fully supporting this call.

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17 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 8

PRISON OFFICER 2íS

In April 2009, NOMS and Government closed off the prison grade as part of the austerity measures and efficiency savings.

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16 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 7

COMPULSORY LIQUIDATION OF CARILLION

The POA have some members within the 52 Prisons affected by the Compulsory Liquidation of Carillion who were awarded a contract in 2014 worth several hundred million pounds.

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12 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 6

LEGAL ASSAULTS AT WORK

It has been drawn to my attention that more and more members are failing to report being assaulted at work to the police in line with Conference Policy and more so in their own interest.

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