POA Circulars

10 Oct 13 CIRCULAR 157

Managing Surplus Staff: Band 4 and below

Following the adoption of Emergency Motion 19a at the 2013 Annual Conference, the NEC has been seeking a protocol and guidance to assist members facing compulsory transfers.

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09 Oct 13 CIRCULAR 156

National Chairman Annual Leave: 9th October - 18th October 2013

During my absence on annual leave, between the 9th October to 18th October 2013 inclusive, Mr Ralph Valerio will cover my duties and exercise the authority of the Chairman. This is in accordance with Rule 9.4(a) of the Rules and Constitution.

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09 Oct 13 CIRCULAR 155

Band 2's OSG's carrying out 'constant watches'

It has come to the attention of your NEC that Governors are asking Band 2/OSG operational members of staff to carry out ‘constant watch’ duties, this being particularly prevalent at nights.

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09 Oct 13 CIRCULAR 154

Benchmarking

You will be aware, that the majority of the establishments included within Phase 1 of the Efficiency Benchmarking Programme have now moved onto the New Ways of Working (NWoW) profiles. The remainder of the Phase 1 establishments will implement their new profiles during October.

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03 Oct 13 CIRCULAR 153

NEC Minutes 12th September 2013

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th September 2013.

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01 Oct 13 CIRCULAR 152

HR Whitley Minutes - 27th June 2013

Following the adoption of Annual Conference Motion 33/2012, please find attached a copy of the agreed HR Whitley minutes from the 27th June 2013.

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24 Sep 13 CIRCULAR 151

FBU Industrial Action - Wednesday, 25th September 2013

Please find attached a briefing from the FBU for all Health and Safety representatives.

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20 Sep 13 CIRCULAR 150

Prison Closures

Further to POA Circular 144/2013, please find attached a ‘standard letter’, which we would urge all POA members to send to their Member of Parliament.

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20 Sep 13 CIRCULAR 149

High Security & Security Policy Whitley Minutes - 18th June2013

Following the adoption of Annual Conference Motion 33/2012, please find attached a copy of the agreed High Security & Security Policy Whitley minutes from the 18th June 2013.

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19 Sep 13 CIRCULAR 148

Communications: New Telephone System - POA Offices

New telephone systems have been installed in our offices in London, Leeds and Northern Ireland. The main switchboard numbers remain unchanged for all offices. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused over the past few weeks.

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