POA Circulars

22 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 111

SMALL CLAIMS, ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND COMPENSATION

Although not surprising, it is now clear that the Government are going ahead with the proposals to increase small claims to £5,000.

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18 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 110

JOINT STATEMENT – HEALTH & SAFETY

We met with the Secretary of State Liz Truss yesterday at the Ministry of Justice where we had a candid discussion about the way forward.

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16 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 109

POA PRESS RELEASE- PR/137/2016

Please find attached POA Press Release which I have issued regarding the Statement Made by Liz Truss in the House of Commons on the 15th November 2016 with regard to POA protest action.

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16 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 108

THANK YOU TO ALL POA MEMBERS

On behalf of the NEC I would like to thank all POA Branches, Committees and members for your unwavering support during yesterday’s (15.11.16) protest action.

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15 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 107

NOTICE TO MEMBERS - COURT ORDER AGAINST THE POA 15TH NOVEMBER 2016

The National Executive would like to pay tribute to the courage shown by all of the members who stood up today to demand a safe working environment. The safer custody statistics are well known to everyone and they are an absolute disgrace, they are a disgrace to NOMS who have completely failed in their management of the health and wellbeing of their employees.

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15 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 106

UPDATE - POA PROTEST MEETINGS

We just wanted to share an update with members.

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15 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 105

CONTACT DETAILS

See the attached contact details

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10 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 103

JOINT MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR AND GENERAL SECRETARY ON PROGRESS ON NEGOTIATIONS

Further to POA Circular 97/2016 (since suspended) by the NEC as a result of the letter dated 31st October 2016 from the Chief Executive Michael Spurr, agreeing to urgent negotiations on Health and Safety and related matters of which was set out in POA Circular 99/2016, it was agreed that negotiations would conclude on 11th November 2016, for the Executive to consider any formal offers following those discussions.

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08 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 102

HMP PENTONVILLE: ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY

With regards to the above, obviously there will be a Prison Service Investigation and a Police Investigation into the events surrounding that breach of security and the POA nationally will keep a close eye on developments to ensure our members are treated fairly and appropriately.

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08 Nov 16 CIRCULAR 101

HMP BEDFORD – RIOT 6th NOVEMBER 2016

On behalf of the National Executive Committee, I would like to thank all Prison Service staff who restored order in a thoroughly professional manner at HMP Bedford and once again demonstrated their resilience and ability to keep the general public safe.

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