POA Circulars

07 Sep 16 CIRCULAR 79

LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS UPDATE FOR MEMBERS

On the 29th July 2016 an open letter on behalf of the NEC, shared with POA members via POA Circular 70/2016, was written by myself to Michael Spurr (attached -1). Following that letter Michael Spurr sent an initial response on the 8th August 2016 (attached - 2).

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31 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 78

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT GRADES: ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKING

Further to POA Circular 72/2016, in respect of Additional Hours Working, we are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting Operational Support Grades an increase of £5 per hour on top of their overtime rate until the end of the financial year 31st March 2017.

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30 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 77

NEC AREA BRANCHES

As National Chair I have undertaken a review of the current NEC Branch area allocations taking into account types of establishments, NOMS defined regions and membership levels at Establishments.

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24 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 76

NEC MINUTES 10TH AND 12TH AUGUST 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 10th and 12th August 2016, for your information.

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17 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 75

NEC MINUTES 27TH JULY 2016

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 27th July 2016, for your information.

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17 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 74

TUC RALLY: SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2016

Please find enclosed leaflet advertising a march and rally at the Conservative Party Conference on the above date. The theme of the rally is “Austerity has failed”.

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17 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 73

BURSTON RALLY 2016; SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER, CHURCH GREEN, BURSTON, NEAR DISS, NORFOLK

The Burston Strike School was founded as a consequence of a school strike and became the centre of the longest running strike in British history, that lasted from 1914 to 1936 in the village of Burston in Norfolk, England.

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12 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 72

ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKING

The NEC have continued dialogue with NOMS to try and reach agreement with regards to additional hours working as per Conference Motion 72/2014. The meetings to date have produced positive engagement and we continue to try and reach a permanent resolve on additional hours working for all related grades including OSG's.

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05 Aug 16 CIRCULAR 71

GOVERNOR EARLY FREEDOMS AND LOSS OF MTT RESOURCE

As you may be aware, NOMS have begun seeking ways of providing “early freedoms” for Prison Governors. It would appear to the National Executive Committee (NEC) that this is NOMS’ first step away from the shackles of the now lamented “Public Sector Prisons Benchmark”.

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28 Jul 16 CIRCULAR 69

LEARNING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OFFICIALS TRAINING (BOT)

As you are aware the NEC are committed to the continued training and development of local Branch Officials.

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