POA Circulars

15 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 100

LONG SERVICE MEMBERSHIP BADGES 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE MOTION 74/2018

Following the adoption of the above motion, members may apply for 10, 15 and 20-years membership badges providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.

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11 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 99

GENERAL SECRETARY RESPONDS TO CEO JO FARRAR HMPPS

Earlier today the CEO Jo Farrar for HMPPS put out an update to all her staff titled “RACISM IN HMPPS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED”.

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11 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 98

NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

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10 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 97

CANCELLATION OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 – DISPOSAL OF MOTIONS

At the NEC meeting of 10th June 2020, the cancellation of Annual Conference 2020 and the disposal of Motions were discussed, and it was proposed;

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10 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 96

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 27th May 2020, for your information.

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04 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 95

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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04 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 94

GENERAL SECRETARY UPDATE NUMBER 9: COVID-19

As I have indicated in previous updates the POA have been in discussions with HMPPS regarding the medium term recovery plan. HMPPS have agreed wording to the National Framework with the POA and other recognised Unions within HMPPS. On Tuesday 2nd June 2020, the Secretary of State Robert Buckland QC made a Ministerial statement endorsing the National Framework.

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03 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 93

GATELODGE CONTRIBUTIONS

Consideration has been given to how Gatelodge can be more representative of members’ views whilst at the same time being a good source of information. The National Executive therefore welcome ideas from all sectors of the membership about what they would like to see in the journal.

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01 Jun 20 CIRCULAR 92

ADJUDICATIONS: AMENDMENT TO THE PRISON RULES 1999 AND YOI RULES 2000 - RULE 53B

The National Executive wish to make you aware of recent amendments to the process that governs outstanding Internal Adjudicator (IA) referrals.

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29 May 20 CIRCULAR 91

FUND RAISER FOR FLORENCE SEAGER

I have been made aware of the fundraising that the family of the above named have been doing to assist their daughter in getting spinal surgery. Phil Seager at Swinfen Hall is a respected branch official and so far his appeal has raised in excess of £14,000. The aim is to raise £50,000.

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