POA Circulars

13 Jun 14 CIRCULAR 71

Political Campaign - TUC Unions join forces to produce new privatisation report

As part of the POA’s ongoing Political Campaign we have, through the TUC, formed the Speak up for Justice Campaign. You can find out more on this by visiting the dedicated campaign website www.speakupforjustice.org.

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11 Jun 14 CIRCULAR 70

The use of OSG agency workers

Following the promulgation of Branch Secretary Circular 13/2014, I would be grateful if you could advise my office as to whether your establishment currently has agency workers to cover OSG work.

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09 Jun 14 CIRCULAR 69

Use and provision of extendable batons

At the POA’s 75th Annual Conference the Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright announced that he intended to investigate the number of incidents where the use of an extendable baton may have assisted a member of staff in defending themselves, or prisoners within the Open Prison estate.

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04 Jun 14 CIRCULAR 68

Membership Benefits - Motosource Group.com

I am pleased to advise that your POA membership entitles you to access www.motorsourcegroup.com.

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04 Jun 14 CIRCULAR 67

Membership Benefits - Unionrewards.com

I am pleased to advise that your POA membership entitles you to free and exclusive access to www.UnionRewards.com.

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03 Jun 14 CIRCULAR 66

Acting down

The National Executive Committee have been made aware that the problem of staff acting down to cover profiled work is increasing as Management fail to introduce regimes which are sustainable from within existing resources.

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28 May 14 CIRCULAR 65

NEC Minutes 29th April and 12th May 2014

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th April and 12th May 2014, for your information.

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28 May 14 CIRCULAR 64

Independent survey commissioned by the POA

This survey has now been running for a number of weeks and we thank all members that have thus far taken the time to complete it. Nonetheless, it is important that if this project is to have a significant and successful impact in regard to our ongoing campaigns on behalf of our members, that as many of our members as possible take 30 minutes of their time to complete the survey.

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23 May 14 CIRCULAR 63

POA Annual Legal Report 2014

At the POA’s 75th Annual Conference all delegates were provided with a hard copy of the above report.

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22 May 14 CIRCULAR 62

Annual Conference Motion 73-2014

At the POA’s 75th Annual Conference it was determined that the POA would have a dedicated email to allow all committees to report serious incidents.

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