POA Circulars

24 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 137

RECENT COURT OF APPEAL JUDGEMENT TO PENSION CHANGES MADE IN APRIL 2015

As members are aware, the pension arrangements for Prison Officers, Correctional Officers and Secure Psychiatric Workers were fundamentally changed in April 2015 by Government despite opposition from the POA and other unions.

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21 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 136

Membership Update

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.

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18 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 135

WHITLEY SUB COMMITTEE MEETING – AGREED MINUTES HEALTH AND SAFETY – 6TH SEPTEMBER 2018

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.

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17 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 134

HOLIDAY PAY FOR ADDITIONAL HOURS WORKED

The POA was successful in challenging the employer HMPPS over their failure to introduce additional holiday pay for additional paid hours in the Berryman Case.

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07 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 133

Assistant General Secretary post put on hold

On the 19th November 2018 POA Circular 128/2018 was promulgated seeking applicants for the Assistant Secretary post which will become vacant in April 2019.

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06 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 132

POA DIARY 2019

The Executive are aware that an error has occurred in distributing the diaries to branches. Whilst this is unfortunate it is a simple mistake in that the distributors used the Gatelodge mailing list instead of the diary mailing list as provided by the union.

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05 Dec 18 CIRCULAR 131

GOVERNOR EMPOWERMENT/AUTONOMY

As part of the prison reform programme the Secretary of State for Justice empowered Governors with limited autonomy within the provisions of the white paper.

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30 Nov 18 CIRCULAR 130

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th November 2018, for your information.

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30 Nov 18 CIRCULAR 129

Refrigerators in Prisoners Cells

It has been drawn to the NEC’s attention that some Establishments have made available or intend to make available, refrigerators in cells.

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19 Nov 18 CIRCULAR 128

ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY POST X 1 CRONIN HOUSE

A vacancy has arisen due to the imminent retirement of an Assistant General Secretary in April 2019.

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