Circulars Archive 2011

14 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 105

Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme (IEP)

At the National Whitley on the 12th July 2011, the POA National Executive discussed the operational reports with representatives of NOMS. As part of the discussions we raised the issue of IEPís and percentage of prisoners on basis.

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14 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 104

Legal Advice handbook - Updates

Attached are updates to the legal advice handbook. The updates include changes to the criminal law protocol and therefore it is important that the handbook is updated immediately.

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14 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 103

Communications: Annual Conference 2011 Verbatim Report

Please find enclosed one copy of the above from this year's Annual Conference in Southport.
A copy has also been sent via the Prison Service intranet.

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11 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 102

Trades Union Congress

Following the Special Delegates Conference in March 1996, the National Executive Committee informed delegates that they would be seeking nominations annually from the field for attendance at the Trades Union Congress.

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07 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 101

Market Testing and Prison Closures

We expect the Coalition Government to identify a number of further prisons for Market Testing. We can expect the announcement prior to the Parliamentary recess.

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05 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 100

HMP Birmingham Privatisation

It was announced on Friday 1st July 2011, that there could be a potential loss of some 130 posts at HMP Birmingham in respect of the G4S Bid.

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05 Jul 11 CIRCULAR 99

Legal Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

Please find attached for your information, the briefing paper for unions from Thompsons Solicitors in respect of the above.

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24 Jun 11 CIRCULAR 97

The POA Confidential Stress & Support Counselling Phone Line

Further to POA circular 159/2010 I am pleased to inform you of the improvements made to the above free service.

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23 Jun 11 CIRCULAR 96

Pension Update

The National Executive Committee at a specially convened meeting determined that it would enact Emergency Motion 75a from Annual Conference 2011 which reads;

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17 Jun 11 CIRCULAR 95

Pension Update

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Right Honourable Danny Alexander MP has publicly commented on public sector pensions today.

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