Circulars Archive 2012

28 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 153

Pension Contribution Increase

The POA, along with colleagues from the National Trade Union Committee, attended the second year Pension Contribution Increase meeting with Cabinet Office.

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19 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 151

Legal: CICA reforms

You may be aware that the Government has been trying to impose changes to the CICA scheme for some years. These changes will come into force very shortly and have a serious detrimental impact to many membersí claims.

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16 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 150

Report back on meeting with NOMS

On the 14th November 2012, members of the NOMS Board addressed the Executive to set out the future of the Prison Service following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Justice on prison competition and wholesale privatisation of public sector prisons during this Parliament.

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15 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 149

Submissions to the PSPRB Prison Service Pay Review Body

Some members have raised concerns at the content of NOMS submission to the Pay Review Body in respect of pay for 2013/14.

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14 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 148

NEC Elections 2013: National Vice Chairman

POA Circular 120/2012 promulgated the timetable for the above election. This Circular confirms the administrative arrangements, dealing with the following issues.

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08 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 147

Announcement of prison competition policy

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Rt Hon Chris Grayling) announced the outcome of competition for the management of nine prisons: Acklington and Castington (now together known as Northumberland), Coldingley, Durham, Hatfield, Lindholme, Moorland and Onley, all currently managed by the public sector, and Wolds, currently managed by G4S.

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07 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 146

Funeral - Northern Ireland

On Tuesday, 6th November 2012, the National Chairman PJ McParlin and the Deputy General Secretary Mark Freeman, on behalf of the POA attended the funeral of David Black, the prison officer murdered on his way to work in HMP Maghaberry.

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06 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 145

Closure of HMP Magilligan Northern Ireland

You may be aware that the Northern Ireland Prison Service are intending to close HMP Magilligan as part of proposed reforms. This closure will once again affect hundreds of POA members, their families and of course the local community.

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06 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 144

POAProtect Life Insurance

Please find attached information in respect of another POA membership benefit.

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02 Nov 12 CIRCULAR 142

Murder of Prison Officer in Northern Ireland

Further to POA circular 138/2012 informing the membership of the brutal and senseless murder of David Black a professional Prison Officer from HMP Maghaberry.

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