Scotland

Following further arson attacks on staff vehicles in establishments, we wanted to ensure that staff were fully sighted on the ongoing work SPS are undertaking both internally and jointly with Police Scotland colleagues, and provide assurance that these matters are being treated with the utmost seriousness.

A meeting of the Scottish National Committee was held on 28 November 2020 at 13.00 pm

Following on from circular 29 sent on the 14th December we wanted to update you regarding the C&R part. 

Firstly, can we begin with saying that this was not the year any of us expected or in fact have enjoyed. For those of you who have suffered directly due to the pandemic, our support and best wishes go to you.

 

A meeting of the Scottish National Committee was held on 28 October 2020 at 13.00 pm

A meeting of the Scottish National Committee was held on 30th September 2020 at 10.00 pm

Towards the end of last week and in line with the new government restrictions that were announced, the SNC were approached by SPS for the resumption of visits in all sites as visit rooms are not deemed as a prisoners home.

A meeting of the Scottish National Committee was held on 26th August 2020 at 12.00 pm

A meeting of the Scottish National Committee was held on 29th July 2020 at 12.00 pm

Following the application of the pay deal in 2017/18 (the pay deal previous to the current 3 year deal) the POA raised an issue with SPS about a group of recently promoted FLM’s that we believed had been disadvantaged due to the movement of the pay date from October to April.

 

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.