POA News

10 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 134

PENSIONS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE

The Executive has continued to monitor the legal challenges, provisions and changes to pensions, following a number of legal meetings they have determined to give you the opportunity to launch the biggest legal challenge against the Government Minister and relevant Employer.

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10 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 133

PAVA PILOT

As you are aware this NEC have for a considerable amount of time pursued Conference motions in relation to PPE, the protection of your Health & Safety in the workplace.

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08 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 132

TACKLING RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM IN PRISONS CONFERENCE

15th DECEMBER 2017 – ADELPHI HOUSE
Please find attached flyer regarding the above which I will be participating in.
If anyone would like to attend you are more than welcome.

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01 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 131

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th September 2017 (this includes a Special NEC meeting), 27th September 2017 and 11th October 2017 for your information.

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01 Nov 17 CIRCULAR 130

Roll out of Body Worn Video Cameras

The NEC have negotiated the immediate roll out of body worn video cameras without the pre- requisite for FMI training.

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24 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 129

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. A copy of the Scrutineers report has also been sent to the Certification Officer.

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24 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 128

KEY WORKER CASE LOAD AGREEMENT

It has come to the attention of the Executive that some Governors in establishments that are rolling out the Key Worker Scheme are attempting to increase Key Worker case load’s beyond the agreed figure of six prisoners per Key Worker.

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19 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 127

POA DIARY 2018

The POA diary will be distributed with this issue of Gatelodge within the next seven days. All local committees should ensure they advise the gate and stores departments to ensure deliveries are accepted.

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16 Oct 17 CIRCULAR 126

POA ANNUAL CONFERENCE MAY 2018

The Annual Conference for 2018 is scheduled to be held on TUESDAY 15th MAY – THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018 and will be THREE days duration.

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12 Oct 17 PRESS RELEASE 160

PRISON SYSTEM AT BREAKING POINT

Following the address of Michael Spurr the CEO of HMPPS to the PGA Conference where they admitted that it had been a difficult summer for the Service as violence, suicides and the prison population all increased on the back of a number of serious disturbances and riots, another serious disturbance occurred at HMP Long Lartin, involving 81 armed prisoners on the evening of the 11th October 2017.

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