I recognise that there are extreme sensitivities around Prison staff vaccinations as keyworkers during the pandemic and the POA and indeed HMPPS Senior leaders are making the case to Government that Prisons are just as equally important as any other workplace where keyworkers exist and that prison staff and those in our care should be prioritised.
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CIRC 006: AWARDS: CRONIN CLASP, HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD, STEVE OXBY AWARD
As you know the POA Annual Conference was cancelled in 2020 where the above awards would have been given.
Parliamentary Questions regarding Pay Review Body
See questions asked regarding Pay Review Body’s Nineteenth Report on England and Wales 2020
PR 230: TRADE UNIONS AND LEGAL PROFESSIONALS UNITE IN THEIR CONCERNS OVER SAFETY AT COURTS.
Representatives of various legal professional bodies (including the Criminal Bar Association) and trade unions are calling for an immediate review of safety arrangements across the HMCTS estate amidst rising concerns that courts are unsafe and fail to implement measures to ensure that all buildings are Covid-19 secure.
Political News: W/C 18th January
Future parliamentary business (provisional) from Monday 18 January
PR 229: POA SURVEY OF WORK-RELATED WELLBEING
In 2020 (prior to the Covid-19 pandemic), the POA commissioned a survey of members to examine their work-related wellbeing.
CIRC 005: POA SURVEY OF WORK-RELATED WELLBEING
In 2014, the POA commissioned a survey of members to examine their work-related wellbeing.
CIRC 004: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for 23rd December 2020, for your information.
CIRC 003: GENERAL SECRETARY UPDATE NUMBER 1/2021
This year has started dramatically with further announcements from the Prime Minister implementing further National lockdowns in England, with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland introducing restrictions of a similar nature but I recognise there may be differences in each of the four countries where the POA have membership.
SCOTLAND: ARSON ATTACKS ON STAFF CARS
Following further arson attacks on staff vehicles in establishments, we wanted to ensure that staff were fully sighted on the ongoing work SPS are undertaking both internally and jointly with Police Scotland colleagues, and provide assurance that these matters are being treated with the utmost seriousness.