Circulars Archive 2011

17 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 161

Exposing the Economic Myths

All too often the Coalition Government through the media put out sensational alarmist propaganda to justify their damaging cuts agenda.
The POA are campaigning along with other trade unions to expose the myths. Here are a few which our membership should be aware of;

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17 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 160

Fair & Sustainable

Further to Branch Secretary Circular 43/2011 regarding the Information/Special Delegates Conference arrangements. NOMS have arranged a number of “management briefings”, where First Line Managers and Middle Managers will be invited to attend by your Governor.

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16 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 159


The National Executive Committee debated the 2 e-petitions, which are currently live in respect of Stab Proof Vests for all uniformed staff in the Prison Service and Trade Union Rights for the POA.

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16 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 158

POA Survey

In line with Conference Policy, the NEC have compiled the survey and had a programme commissioned to capture the data and ensure the Union can utilise the information appropriately.

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14 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 157

Health & Safety: Smoke Free Prison Estate

Many of you will be aware that the POA has been actively trying to change the current policy which since 2007 allows the vast majority of prisoners to smoke in prisons, the workplace of POA members.

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14 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 156

Communications - POA Website: Forum

Since its launch on 4th April 2011, the POA Forum has been well received, attracting members daily.

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10 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 155

NOMS new working structures document approved by Treasury

The National Executive Committee has been waiting for Treasury approval in respect of the NOMS new working structures document following the promulgation of POA Circulars 146 and 151. This was acceded to today, the 10th November 2011.

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10 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 154

Press Release

Please find attached the POA press release in respect of our members at HMP Frankland and the recent court case.

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08 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 153

Annual Conference Motion 90/2011

The HR Sub Committee have been discussing the contents of the above motion with NOMS.

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08 Nov 11 CIRCULAR 152

New membership Benefits

I am writing to update you on three new membership benefits that I have secured; these can be accessed through the membership benefits section or new shop section of the POA website @

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