POA Circulars

07 Oct 16 CIRCULAR 89

NEC MINUTES 15TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th September 2016, for your information.

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07 Oct 16 CIRCULAR 88

THE PEOPLE SURVEY 2016

Please be reminded that the current policy of the POA is not to engage in completion of the employer’s annual staff survey, this year named the ‘People Survey 2016.’ This was determined via Conference Motion 42/2010 carried & reaffirmed by Conference Motion 86/2015 not being adopted.

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04 Oct 16 CIRCULAR 87

POA PRESS RELEASE

Please find attached POA Press Release which I have issued today following the announcements on Prison Reform from the Secretary of State for Justice.

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04 Oct 16 CIRCULAR 86

NOMS PROPOSALS FOR ADDRESSING ANNUAL LEAVE SHORTFALLS IN ESTABLISHMENTS

In July of this year the NEC were asked to consider proposals from NOMS in respect of the inability of staff to take their full annual leave allowance.

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04 Oct 16 CIRCULAR 85

VIOLENCE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL (VDT) - NATIONAL & LOCAL

On 29th September 2016 the NEC discussed the detailed analysis, which is available to local Governors and POA officials from the above. It is clear that the information produced highlights key times within the core day when different types of incidents occur. This information must be used to assess risks, review risk assessments, staffing levels and RMP’s.

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04 Oct 16 CIRCULAR 84

NTS 36/16 REDUCTION IN THE RATE OF OVERNIGHT SUBSISTENCE PAYMENTS - WITH EFFECT FROM 1 OCTOBER 2016

On 29th September 2016 the NEC determined to promulgate the above NTS and provide members with a summary of events in regard to this notice.

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23 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 83

THE RIGHT TO STRIKE: FURTHER EUROPEAN CHALLENGES

With regards to the above issue pertaining to the rights of Prison Officer grades being able to strike and being restricted under legislation by both a Conservative Government and Labour Government for some 22 years; as per our Rules and Constitution and the aims and objectives of the Union, the Executive are launching another challenge to the ban on strike action.

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22 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 82

Early day motion 402

On the 5th September 2016 Martyn Day MP put down the following Early Day Motion (EDM) on the issue of Prison Officer Retirement Age.

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20 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 81

NEC MINUTES 24TH AUGUST AND 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th August and 6th September 2016, for your information.

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15 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 80

THE TAX REFUND COMPANY

Since launching our Tax Code Review Service provided by leading tax code experts, The Tax Refund Company, over 16,300 members have now applied to have their tax code checked for errors.

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