POA Circulars

27 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 119

GENERAL SECRETARY UPDATE NUMBER 10

This pandemic of COVID-19 is far from over as we have witnessed with further local lockdowns in our communities and indeed those on the brink of lockdown.

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23 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 118

THOMPSONS SOLICITORS

POA Circular 105/2020 was recently promulgated and highlighted the successes that our legal provider, Thompsons Solicitors had achieved for our members in 2019. In that year 4.5 million was paid out to our members in compensation for a range of claims.

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23 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 117

POA MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT: FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY ANNUAL REPORT

The POA ran a pilot scheme with the Firefighters Charity in 2008 which focuses on rehabilitation services for POA members and in 2009 I negotiated a contract with them which sends POA members in their time of need for rehabilitation at their centres.

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23 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 116

NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE

Please bring the contents of this Circular to all branch members.

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22 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 115

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th July 2020, for your information.

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16 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 114

STAFF WHO ARE SHIELDING AT HOME

The National Executive Committee have been made aware of further guidance that affects staff who are Extremely Vulnerable and remain at home shielding. Members should be made aware of the following correspondence that has been forwarded to all Governors and PGDs.

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15 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 113

PERSONAL INJURY ASSAULT CLAIMS

POA Circular 105/2020 was recently promulgated and it highlighted the successes that our legal provider, Thompsons Solicitors had achieved for our members in 2019. In 2019 almost 4.5 million was paid out to our members in compensation for a range of claims.

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09 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 112

PENSION CHANGES MADE IN APRIL 2015 AND ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT

POA Circular 109/2020 requested members currently going through the Ill Health Retirement process, who were past members of the Classic Pension Scheme, to contact the Deputy General Secretary to prepare a legal challenge.

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08 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 111

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th June 2020, for your information.

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02 Jul 20 CIRCULAR 110

PENSION CHANGES MADE IN APRIL 2015 AND ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT

Thank you for your responses to the above Circular. The Circular stated that we believe the Government are in breach of the Ruling from the Court as they have yet to remedy the situation and put everyone back to the original schemes pre 2015, this has had a knock on affect to our members who are going through Ill Health Retirement in particular those members who were in classic, but are now in Alpha who we believe are suffering a detriment.

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