POA Circulars

Enclosed for your information is the latest guidance from HMPPS that clarifies the procedures to be taken when dealing with staff absences due to Covid 19 and the effects of Long Covid.

There are further discussions ongoing in Cabinet Office, but it is planned that this year’s Annual Benefit Statements will not be printed and sent out by post to individual’s home addresses.

Please find enclosed for your information the latest Gold briefing that has been forwarded to Governors.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 10th March 2021 for your information.

Please relay the contents of this circular to all POA members.

I am writing to advise members with regard to the steps we are taking to give effect to the Employment Tribunal remedy we have won in the pension age discrimination claims filed for members.

Please find attached NEC minutes for 10th and 24th February 2021 for your information.   Yours sincerely STEVE GILLANGeneral Secretary ...

If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.

Please make yourselves familiar with the latest GOLD Briefing that has been issued to all Governors (copy enclosed).

As part of the “Winning a Pay-Rise for Key Workers Campaign” the TUC’s Public Service Liaison Group, of which the POA is a member, is organising an eve of the budget rally on 2nd March 2021.

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.