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.
CIRC 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.
CIRC 116: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE
The Government have announced a 2.5% consolidated pay award for all band 2-5 staff both closed grades and fair and sustainable. This will be backdated to April 1st and paid in Septembers salary.
CIRC 115: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th July 2020, for your information.
CIRC 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.
CIRC 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.
CIRC 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.
CIRC 111: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 24th June 2020, for your information.
CIRC 110: PENSION CHANGES MADE IN APRIL 2015 AND ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT
Thank you for your responses to the above Circular.
CIRC 109: PENSION CHANGES MADE IN APRIL 2015 AND ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT
As members are aware, the pension arrangements for Prison Officer Grades and Custody Officers who were/are in the PCSPS were fundamentally changed in April 2015 by Government, despite opposition from the POA and other unions.