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Please find attached NEC minutes for 10th March 2021 for your information.

We just want to take the opportunity to mark today, the 1st anniversary of when the whole country went into lockdown following the outbreak of COVID. 

Please relay the contents of this circular to all POA members.

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Parliament rises for Easter Recess on Thursday 25 March and returns on Tuesday 13 April. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

I am writing to advise members with regard to the steps we are taking to give effect to the Employment Tribunal remedy we have won in the pension age discrimination claims filed for members.

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. 

Watch the interview with Geoff Willets on ITV News, talk about the prison outbreak putting England's smallest county top of Covid infection chart

Please see the link to the Left Review Magazine and the POAS’s article on page 11 and advert page 18

Please find attached NEC minutes for 10th and 24th February 2021 for your information.   Yours sincerely STEVE GILLANGeneral Secretary ...

Following the issue of Circulars 01/21 02/21 & 05/21 relating to the election of Scottish National Committee Chair, I can confirm that John Cairney, having received support from the branches listed below, is the sole nominee for the post.

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