POA News

08 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 3

CUSTODIAL MANAGER VACANCY FILLING AND ACCREDITATION TIME LIMITS

Following the promulgation of the NTS from HMPPS stating that the Senior Officer JSAC accreditation would become obsolete by December 2017 the National Executive Committee entered into discussions and challenged the decision.

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06 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 2

PENSIONS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE

As of todayís date, there are 3650 POA members who have registered their legal challenge against the relevant Minister and Employer on the decision to force them into a pension scheme which costs members more and enforces them to work longer

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05 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 1

OFFENDER MANAGEMENT IN CUSTODY

In 2015 NOMS/HMPPS conducted a review of Offender Management in Prisons, due to the failure of the existing Model, which had been in operation since 2006. The findings of the Review were published and a decision to introduce a new Offender Management in Custody Model was announced in the House of Commons by the then Secretary of State Michael Gove.

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21 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 152

PENSIONS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE

Since POA Circular 150/17 was published, we have had a few queries from members, asking why we have asked members to supply information which they see as sensitive before we add them to the legal challenge we intend to initiate.

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19 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 151

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th November 2017, for your information

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18 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 150

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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14 Dec 17 CIRCULAR 149

POA RALLY AND LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT 5TH DECEMBER 2017

I would like to thank on behalf of the NEC all members who attended the above rally and lobby of Parliament.

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13 Dec 17 PRESS RELEASE 161

NO CASE TO ANSWER FOR NOTTINGHAM PRISON OFFICERS

The POA are pleased that their members have been cleared of misconduct in a public office after a prisoner died on 16th December 2013.

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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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