Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members
CIRC 109: OSG CONSULTATIVE BALLOT
The OSG Consultative ballot concluded on the 13th December 2021 and the Scrutineer and Teller attended Cronin House on 14th December 2021 to conduct the count and verify the ballot.
CIRC 108: MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT – UR BENEFITS
The POA are delighted to announce a further expansion of member benefits in the form of discounts to members and retired members available through the UR Benefits portal.
CIRC 107: MESSAGE FROM GENERAL SECRETARY TO OPERATIONAL SUPPORT GRADES (OSGs)
Further to POA Circular 98/2021 which outlines the indicative ballot timetable and why we are consulting with our OSG members in relation to pay and whether you wish to consider industrial action up to and including strike action.
CIRC 106: TUC EQUALITY CONFERENCES – 2022
The POA is looking for delegates to attend the following 4 TUC Equality Conferences 2022.
CIRC 105: POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL
As you are aware the POA NEC have been briefing cross party MPs and Lords on issues that affect POA members in relation to the above proposed Bill.
CIRC 104: APPEAL TO EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ECHR)
As I am sure POA members recognise by law, Prison Officers in England/Wales service along with Prison Officers in Northern Ireland cannot be asked to take industrial action by the POA National Executive Committee or induced by any other individual.
CIRC 103: MERLIN MEMBERSHIP DATABASE SELF-SERVICE – BRANCH SECRETARIES
Continuing with our IT improvement programme where the POA have been evolving our services we provide for members, the POA are starting to roll out the self-service module of our membership system.
CIRC 102: YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A TAX REFUND ….
If you pay tax, there’s a fairly high chance you’ve paid too much.
CIRC 101: BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY – FURTHER RESEARCH
As you are aware this research project has been running for a while now and the researchers have asked me to inform you it will end on the 3rd December 2021.