POA News

29 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 85

REPORTING VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE AND NEXT STEPS

The Executive previously promulgated POA Circular 97/2016 following a number of Circulars advising members to report all assaults to the Police and to place the prisoner on report at the same time.

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29 Jun 17 PRESS RELEASE 152

POA FULLY SUPPORT THE REPORT BY THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE INTO MENTAL HEALTH IN PRISONS

The POA support the claims of the NAO that the Government does not know how many people in prison suffer from some form of mental illness and that the Service is under pressure.

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26 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 84

THE PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY MARCH AND RALLY 1ST JULY 2017

The People's Assembly is a national campaign against austerity, the 1% pay cap, privatisation and is in support of properly funded public, community and welfare services.

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22 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 83

FINANCIAL MATTERS AND EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT 1993-AR21

The Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 require us to provide the membership with certain information about our accounts and finances.

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19 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 82

NATIONAL CHAIR ELECTION 2017 NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE X 1 ELECTION 2017 NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL CHAIR & NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE X 1

Further to POA Circular 61/2017 the closing date for receipt of branch nominations was Friday 16th June 2017.

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14 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 81

NEC MINUTES 24TH MAY 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th May 2017, for your information.

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14 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 80

NEC MINUTES 17TH MAY 2017

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 17th May 2017, for your information.

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12 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 79

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 INCENTIVES AND AWARDS

The POA has a proud history of recognising the hard work and dedication of members. In 2001, Conference established the incentives and awards policy as set out in Conference Paper 2 of 2001 and this has expanded throughout the years as more awards have been incorporated in the policy.

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12 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 78

TRADES UNION CONGRESS 2017

Following the Special Delegates Conference in March 1996, the Executive informed delegates that they would be seeking "two candidates" nominated by branches to attend the TUC Conference annually.

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12 Jun 17 CIRCULAR 77

THE LATE MICK O’DWYER – HONORARY LIFE MEMBER FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Following the promulgation of POA Circular 76/2017 which announced the sudden death of Mick O’ Dwyer (Ex Wormwood Scrubs) who passed away on the 8th June 2017, the Executive has been made aware of the funeral arrangements.

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