POA News

06 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 148

WAVIER OF POA MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS

Lately the unionís membership department has received an increasing number of requests for refunds of membership subscriptions which fall outside the unionís Rules and Constitution.

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06 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 147

BRANCH OFFICIALS TRAINING (BOT) THE QUORN GRANGE HOTEL Ė LOUGHBOROUGH

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

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04 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 146

PRISON SERVICE PAY REVIEW BODY RECOMMENDATIONS RESULT WORKPLACE BALLOT

Following the promulgation of Branch Secretary Circular 28/2017 eligible branches in England and Wales conducted a workplace ballot.

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04 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 145

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL FUND BALLOT 2017

Attached you will find a copy of the Scrutineers report from the ballot we were required to hold to maintain the POA Political Fund in Northern Ireland. A copy of the Scrutineers report has also been sent to the Certification Officer.

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29 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 144

Pensions your opportunity to challenge

The Executive urge all members and local committees to support the legal challenge against the Government Minister and relevant Employer against pension changes.

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29 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 143

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 15th November 2017, for your information

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27 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 142

POA Lobby and Rally of Parliament 5th December 2017

Further to Branch Secretary Circulars 26/2017 and 29/2017, we would encourage members who are attending the rally to contact their MPs in advance of coming to Parliament to try and arrange meetings. Please find attached a briefing paper for members to send to their MPís prior to the lobby.

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27 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 141

POA EQUALITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The POA has a diverse membership, it is important to ensure that all voices are heard within the Union. Our members want the union to help them in taking up their issues in the workplace but often women, black members, disabled members, young members, LGBT members and older members may have different issues of concern.

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21 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 140

Branch Committee Structure

The OSG Consultative Committee have requested that we remind Branch Committees as to its composition, to ensure OSGís have a voice on each Committee within the workplace.

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20 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 139

Attendance Management Policy

Below is the link to an agreement between HMPPS and the POA that affords all members protections when being subject to Attendance Management procedures.

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