Scotland

SCOTTISH judges will be ordered to stop routinely sentencing offenders to less than a year in jail, SNP Community Safety Minister Ash Denham announced today.

 

At the recent STUC conference as part of the ongoing fight to have our pay restored after years of austerity the following motion was fully supported and passed at conference

 

DESPITE the Tories’ anti-trade union legislation which prevents my colleagues in England and Wales from taking lawful industrial action, the only barrier that exists in Scotland preventing Scottish prison officers from withdrawing their labour and bringing the prisons and court system to a grinding halt is the hope that common sense will prevail.

 

This is a collection of the most frequently asked questions so far in relation to the pay offer, and hopefully provides some clarity around those issues.

 

At a well-attended presentation for Stevie he received many gifts and a wards and a buffet meal was given by our GIC Jacqui Clinton to honour this very special day for this member of staff.

 

In November 2018 POA(Scotland) along with sister unions in the Civil Service reached a milestone agreement with the Scottish Government on the terms of what represents fair work.

 

The POA, along with the sister unions of the Civil Service, have met with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Finance and Fairwork to express our disappointment and anger of the members over the lack of any measures to begin the restoration of years of lost salary.

Please find attached documents relating to the SPS proposal which is going out to ballot.

 

Please find the Proposal for Reform of Agenda for Change in NHS Scotland attached below.

 

Please find the Scotland Legal Advice Handbook 2018 attached below.

 

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.