It is with great regret that Ann-Marie tragically passed away very suddenly. She was a long term POA member serving at both Drake Hall and Stoke Heath.
CIRC 041: JOIN ONLINE SYSTEM FOR NEW MEMBERS
As you will be aware over the last 18 months, we have been working on evolving our Information Technology systems and the corporate image of the POA.
CIRC 040: TUC LONG COVID SURVEY
The TUC has launched an online survey for workers who are experiencing or have experienced Long Covid. We want to better understand their experiences at work and what additional workplace support they may need.
CIRC 039: 2021 POA SUBMISSION TO PSPRB
Please find attached the 2021 POA submissions to the Prison Service Pay Review Body for your information.
CIRC 038: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for 14th April 2021 for your information.
SCOTLAND: SCOTTISH NATIONAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS - SCOTTISH NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER – ONE INTERIM POST
Following the issue of Circulars 09/21 & 14/21 relating to the election of Scottish National Committee Member, I can confirm that Mark Meikle, having received support from the branches listed below, is the sole nominee for the post.
SCOTLAND: RE: UNION LEARNING REPRESENTATIVE COURSE
As you will be aware, we have been trying to ensure each branch has an active Union Learning Representative (ULR) for some time, whilst we have been able to get some in place, we still have a void in many branches, which we hope to fill.
CIRC 037: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE APRIL 2021
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.
Political News: W/C 26th April
Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. Parliament will prorogue on Thursday 29 April and return for the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 11 May.
International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), 28th April #IWMD
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers.