POA Circulars

30 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 127

AGE DISCRIMINATION: PENSION CLAIMS

As you may be aware, four of the parallel claims to our pension discrimination cases have been dealt with in preliminary hearings now. It is a matter of chance which cases are dealt with first – our cases are going to be heard early in the new year.

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23 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 126

POTENTIAL DATA LEAK FROM SSCL MY LEARNING SYSTEM

On late Friday 20th December 2019, I received a telephone call from Employee Relations Department advising me that there was a potential data leak affecting the Ministry of Justice.

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20 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 125

NEC ELECTION 2020

Under Rule 10.7 it is a requirement that a member has 5 years continuous membership of the POA before they can be elected to the National Executive Committee, and regrettably in the recent election two candidates who stood in the election were subsequently found to be ineligible under this Rule.

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19 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 124

POA LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST CONTEMPT OF COURT TO BE CHALLENGED AT APPEAL

The Divisional Court has now ruled in a Judgement today that the POA defence to Contempt of Court has failed and that we were in breach of the Permanent Injunction. The POA has been fined in total £210,000.

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17 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 123

HMP PARKHURST – MATT LAW

It is with great sadness we have to inform you that Matt Law, a serving POA member at HMP Parkhurst, was found dead in the early hours of the morning on Monday 16th December 2019.

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11 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 122

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th November 2019, for your information.

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02 Dec 19 CIRCULAR 121

POA VICTORY ON HEALTH & SAFETY

The POA has secured a landmark agreement by the Prison Service which for the first time:

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28 Nov 19 CIRCULAR 120

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 13th November 2019, for your information.

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25 Nov 19 CIRCULAR 119

MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT CORNMARKET INSURANCE SERVICES

As part of the ongoing developments and improvements to POA Membership benefits, we have secured insurance offers for members from Cornmarket Insurance Services.

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15 Nov 19 CIRCULAR 118

OMiC HIGH RISK CASE MANAGEMENT

The NEC have increasing concern with regard to the increase in instances where staff are being asked to conduct duties that are potentially in breach of their Job Description.

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