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22 Mar 2012

TUC Women's Conference

During the Women’s TUC Conference last week the POA moved a motion, which was unanimously supported by Conference in respect of the restoration of our trade union rights.

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15 Mar 2012

Morning Star: Delegates back POA ban battle

Delegates to TUC women's conference threw their weight on Thursday behind prison officers union POA's fight for the right to strike.

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10 Feb 2012

TUC Day of Action on Health & Safety- 28th April 2012

The TUC has called for a day of action on Health & Safety on 28th April 2012. See the leaflet and poster attached for more details.

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02 Feb 2012

NSSN 6th Annual Conference

See the initial leaflets for the NSSN Conference 2012

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20 Jan 2012

Nottingham Prison staff walk out over attacks by inmates

At the special delegates conference I was asked by the Nottingham Branch if I could attend and support them after they had a spate of 10 serious assaults against our members since January the 1st 2012.

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4 17 Jan 2012

European Court of Human Rights - POA Application No: 59253/11

Further to the POA application to the European Court of Human Rights for restoration of our trade union rights, I am pleased to inform you that on the 3rd January 2012, the President to which the Case has been allocated, decided under Rule 54 section 2 (b) of the Rules of Court, that the notice of the application should be given to the United Kingdom Government and for them to submit observations to the Court by 4th May 2012.

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05 Jan 2012

TUC dismisses Downing Street health and safety claims

Dismissing Downing Street claims that UK businesses are in a “stranglehold” of health and safety ‘red tape’ and compensation claims, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

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183 29 Dec 2011

POA Survey

Following the promulgation of POA Circulars 158-2011, the National Executive Committee are pleased to be in a position to publish the relevant information to allow members to complete the union’s survey in line with Annual Conference policy.

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176 20 Dec 2011

Pension reform update - Principle civil service scheme

The POA along with other Public Sector Unions have been in detailed discussions with Cabinet Office officials regarding pensions within the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

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30 Nov 2011

TUC Day of Action - 30 November 2011

I take this opportunity to congratulate all POA members who today are attending protest meetings throughout the UK. The POA support public sector workers who are exercising their legitimate right to partake in strike action.

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