POA Circulars

As an interested party in this consultation the POA as the recognised trade union were invited to put our submission in by the Secretary of State Robert Buckland QC MP. 

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 22nd July 2020, for your information.

 

This pandemic of COVID-19 is far from over as we have witnessed with further local lockdowns in our communities and indeed those on the brink of lockdown. 

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.

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.

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.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 8th July 2020, for your information.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.