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11 Nov 2020

LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER

Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister from NHS Staff Council (Staff Side) trade unions

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225 09 Nov 2020

SECOND NATIONAL LOCKDOWN LEAVES MANY INCONSISTENCIES IN PRISON

The POA since March 2020 have worked collaboratively with HMPPS and other employers to find solutions in keeping prisoners and staff safe during the pandemic.

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224 19 Oct 2020

POA SUPPORTS TUC CAMPAIGN TO SAVE UNION LEARNING

The POA fully support the TUC campaign, Save Union Learning, and hope to persuade the Government to drop proposals to end the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

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16 Sep 2020

Cancer Research UK live Talk Cancer workshops

Cancer Research UK live Talk Cancer workshops – feel confident to talk about cancer and health as part of your role

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16 Sep 2020

TUCG Equality Booklet

Please see recently published TUCG Equality Booklet and contained within this is an excellent article on page 20 by Colin Moses, former National Chair and Honorary Life Member of the POA.

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223 21 Jul 2020

PAY REVIEW BODY RECOMMENDATIONS

The POA will take its time considering all aspects of the Pay Review Body recommendations and not just comment on the headline figure of 2.5 per cent.

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222 24 Apr 2020

POA JOIN FBU, PCS AND GMB IN LEGAL CHALLENGE ON PENSIONS

The POA, along with three other unions (FBU, PCS and GMB), have today filed court proceedings regarding the Government’s withholding of improved pension benefits arising from the Pensions Cost Cap from thousands of POA members and hundreds of thousands of public service workers.

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221 04 Apr 2020

POA SUPPORT EARLY RELEASE OF PRISONERS

The POA have confirmed that Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland intends to begin the early release of low risk prisoners as early as next week. In a private meeting today with the POA the Lord Chancellor confirmed that up to 4000 prisoners within the last two months of their Automatic Early Release date would be released from Prisons under home detention curfew conditions, which requires them to wear an ankle tag and have stable accommodation in place. This would relieve the pressure on frontline staff and the prison system during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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220 24 Mar 2020

POA PRAISE ‘SENSIBLE’ DECISION TO LOCK DOWN PRISONS

The POA today praised the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Director of Public Sector Prisons for their decision to place Prisons in England and Wales on immediate ‘lock down.’

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219 11 Mar 2020

CORONAVIRUS IN PRISONS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

The POA National Executive Committee at its meeting on 11th March 2020 committed to working with Government and Employers to keep Prisons and the Criminal Justice System as stable as possible.

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