POA Circulars

30 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 187

Membership benefits - Latest offer from PJ Villa

Please see attached the latest holiday offer from PJ Villa, offering members an exclusive offer of £15 per suite per night bed and breakfast based on two people sharing.

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30 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 186

Membership benefits - Police Credit Union opens up membership to POA retired members

I am pleased to advise the membership that from 1st January 2014 the Police Credit Union (PCU) has extended membership of the Credit Union to include retired POA members.

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30 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 185

New membership benefit - Superbreak

I am pleased to advise you of the latest money saving membership benefit. The POA is working with Superbreak to bring members a 10% saving on holidays and mini breaks.

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19 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 184

Written Ministerial Statement

Please find enclosed Written Ministerial Statement from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Mr Chris Grayling in relation to Ministry of Justice Contracts.

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19 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 183

Press Release: Belmarsh Prison Officers - No Case to Answer

Please find attached Press Release regarding the above for your information.

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19 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 182

Harvard Trade Union Programme - Scholarship, 4th January - 14th February

With regards to the above, it gives me great pleasure in informing the POA membership that our General Secretary Steve Gillan has been selected to attend an intensive six week training programme for trade union leaders, which is comparable to the advanced education that Harvard University offers to Executive level individuals in Business and Government.

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13 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 181

NEC Minutes November 2013

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 27th November 2013.

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11 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 180

Employment tribunal proceedings and fees

The Legal Aid Committee has discussed the associated costs and problems which arise when issuing claims on behalf of members in Employment Tribunals, when the merits do not meet the Unions’ criteria or an assessment has not been possible, due to the claim being submitted outside of the criteria set out in the Legal Advice Handbook and limitation is imminent.

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11 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 179

POA launch mass March, Rally and Lobby of Parliament on 19th March 2014

At the NEC meeting on the 12th September 2013, it was agreed that the POA would arrange for an independent survey to be undertaken into the views of our members working within all secure custodial settings. This is after the Government reneged on a tripartite review of the effects on our members working to the state pension age.

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11 Dec 13 CIRCULAR 178

Independent survey commissioned by the POA National Executive on pension age increase

At the NEC meeting on the 12th September 2013, it was agreed that the POA would arrange for an independent survey to be undertaken into the views of our members working within all secure custodial settings. This is after the Government reneged on a tripartite review of the effects on our members working to the state pension age.

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