General News, Articles and Information from The POA North of the Border:

12 Apr 2011

SPS Announces Closure of HMP Noranside

In the December edition of Gatelodge I wrote about the impending cuts, and how they are about to impact upon us within the service. It didnít take long to discover what the first of those impacts was to be!

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16 Mar 2011

HMP Noranside Branch Letter

In our last musings we told you how we had just been informed the SPS intention to close HMP Noranside.
Since then we have had a Special delegateís conference at which we received unanimous support to campaign for the retention of Noranside.

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09 Feb 2011

STUC There is a better way campaign

Shop stewards, trade union and community activists from across Scotland will come together in a massive rally in Glasgow to hear leading trade unionists discuss the next steps in the campaign and to ensure a major mobilisation for the "There is an Alternative" march and rally in London on 26th March.

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17 Nov 2010

David Melrose speaks on Scottish Television about the Scottish Budget Lobby

Following the Scottish Budget Lobby that took place on 17th November 2010, David Melrose talks to Scottish television.

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21 Jul 2009

Annual Conference 2009 - Items for Agenda: Circ/16/09 22 July 2009

It is now planned to hold our Annual Conference to deal wholly with Scottish issues on the 29th & 30th of October 2009. It is intended to hold the conference at the Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry and further details will be circulated to branches when arrangements have been finalised.

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14 Jul 2009

POA (Scotland) Newsletter (Issue No. 15) July 2009: Scottish Trade Union Congress 2009

Welcome to the July edition of the Scottish newsletter which is produced by the Scottish National Committee to update you, the membership, on any issues that are relevant to Scotland.

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19 May 2009

POA (Scotland) Special Kilmarnock Edition: May 2009

This newsletter has been compiled by the POA Scottish National Committee. You may have noticed that in recent months the POA have been visiting your establishment asking you to join; in effect this has been the beginnings of a major recruitment drive from the private sector in Scotland.

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13 Jan 2009

The Next Challenge for the POA in Scotland

Welcome to the first POA (Scotland) newsletter of 2009, and that being the case all at Calder Road wish all our members and their families the best of wishes for the year ahead.

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