POA News

05 Mar 18 CIRCULAR 22

DGS, National Vice Chair, NECx4 elections NOMINATIONS for DGS, National Vice Chair, NECx4

Further to POA Circular 18/2018 the closing date for receipt of branch nominations was Friday 2nd MARCH 2018

There is ONE (1) position and 3 candidates have applied for the position of Deputy General Secretary. There is ONE (1) position and 4 candidates have applied for the position of National Vice Chair. There is FOUR (4) positions and 17 candidates have applied for the position of the National Executive Committee.

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01 Mar 18 CIRCULAR 21

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th February 2018, for your information.

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27 Feb 18 CIRCULAR 20

UNAUTHORISED DEDUCTIONS OF SALARY

Following the promulgation of POA Circular 19/2018 please find attached correspondence to and from Head of Pay and Reward asking for a full investigation and response as soon as possible.

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21 Feb 18 CIRCULAR 19

TORNADO PAY

It has come to the attention of the National Executive that some POA members have been having pensionable deductions taken from Tornado payments.

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15 Feb 18 PRESS RELEASE 165

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE FIGURES ON PRISON OFFICER RECRUITMENT IS MISLEADING THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The Ministry of Justice are massaging Prison Officer recruitment figures, which gives a massively false impression of successful recruitment into a Prison Service that has been decimated by budget cuts over a number of years and remains in crisis.

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02 Feb 18 CIRCULAR 18

DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY ELECTION 2018 NATIONAL VICE CHAIR ELECTION 2018 NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE x 4 ELECTION 2018 NOMINATION PROCEDURES, TIMETABLE AND ELECTION ADDRESSES

Further to POA Circulars 96/2017, 97/2017 and 105/2017 in order to comply with legislation that no national official serves longer than 5 years, I need to commence the election process.

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31 Jan 18 PRESS RELEASE 164

POA CONDEMN HMPPS

The POA are delighted that their member has been cleared of Gross Negligence Manslaughter after being prosecuted in connection with the death of a prisoner who hanged himself at HMP Woodhill on 3rd May 2015.

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30 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 17

HEART UNIONS WEEK OF ACTION 12TH - 18TH FEBRUARY 2018

Once again the TUC is running the Heart Unions week to celebrate the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society.

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30 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 16

NIGHT ORDERLY OFFICERS

It has been brought to the attention of the National Executive that some Governors are using re-profiling as a means to try and re-introduce Band 4 SOs as Nights Orderly Officers.

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29 Jan 18 CIRCULAR 15

GATELODGE PRODUCTION

At the NEC meeting on 24th January 2018, the Executive considered a report on communications with members, which included a cost and benefits analysis of Gatelodge.

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