It is with deep regret that I inform you of the sad death of Geoff Burrows after a brave fight against illness. Sadly, Geoff died on Saturday 19th December 2020.
CIRC 168: MITIE CARE & CUSTODY ICE OCC REGOGNITION
The POA are pleased to confirm that a recognition agreement has been signed giving the POA full recognition rights for a number of staff grades within the Mitie Care and Custody in Country Escorting Operational Control Centre based near Craigavon, Northern Ireland.
CIRC 167: FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE BAND 3 – REJECTION OF RECOMMENDATION 3
In respect of the Government announcement on the 10th December 2020, rejecting recommendation 3 we informed you that the National Executive Committee would be meeting today at 9am to determine what strategy would be adopted to protect the interests of our members falling into the category where the £3000 will not be consolidated into pay as recommended by the Pay Review Body from the 1st September 2020.
CIRC 166: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE DECEMBER 2020
Please ensure the contents of this Circular are brought to the attention of all POA members.
CIRC 165: ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON RESEARCH STUDY
On behalf of the POA National Executive Committee I have been in discussions with Professor Nick Hardwick the former Chief Inspector of Prisons and his colleagues from the University.
CIRC 164: PRESS RELEASE
Please find attached our press release and attached documents in respect of the announcement today on the Government rejection of recommendation 3, which would have seen some of our lowest paid members in fair and sustainable band 3 receive a £3000 increase from 1st September 2020, had the Government adhered to the clear recommendation backed up by evidence from the Pay Review Body.
CIRC 163: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th November 2020, for your information.
CIRC 162: THE LATE DON WOOD HONORARY LIFE MEMBER
It is with great sadness that we report to the membership the sudden death of our good friend and Honorary Life Member Don Wood, who sadly passed away at his home on Friday, 4th December 2020.
CIRC 161: E-PERs
The POA NEC Security & Custody Whitley Committee are involved in consultation with HMPPs around the new electronic Prisoner Escort Reports – E-PERs.
CIRC 160: ELECTION RESULT 2021 NATIONAL CHAIR ELECTION 2021
Please find attached the Certificate of Result from Civica Election Services, formally known as Electoral Reform Services (ERS).