Read the Justice for Columbia, Third Report – Winter 2020/2021
SCOTLAND: RE: GENERAL UPDATE
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.
Political News: W/C 14th December
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. It is not yet known when Parliament will rise for Christmas Recess or whether it will be sitting between Christmas and the new year.
CIRC 167: FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE BAND 3 – REJECTION OF RECOMMENDATION 3
In respect of the Government announcement on the 10th December 2020, rejecting recommendation 3 we informed you that the National Executive Committee would be meeting today at 9am to determine what strategy would be adopted to protect the interests of our members falling into the category where the £3000 will not be consolidated into pay as recommended by the Pay Review Body from the 1st September 2020.
CIRC 166: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE DECEMBER 2020
Please ensure the contents of this Circular are brought to the attention of all POA members.
PR 227: GOVERNMENT BETRAY HARD WORKING PRISON STAFF
The Government has turned its back on hard working Prison Staff by rejecting recommendation 3 of the Pay Review Body recommendations.
CIRC 165: ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON RESEARCH STUDY
On behalf of the POA National Executive Committee I have been in discussions with Professor Nick Hardwick the former Chief Inspector of Prisons and his colleagues from the University.
CIRC 164: PRESS RELEASE
Please find attached our press release and attached documents in respect of the announcement today on the Government rejection of recommendation 3, which would have seen some of our lowest paid members in fair and sustainable band 3 receive a £3000 increase from 1st September 2020, had the Government adhered to the clear recommendation backed up by evidence from the Pay Review Body.
CIRC 163: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th November 2020, for your information.
CIRC 162: THE LATE DON WOOD HONORARY LIFE MEMBER
It is with great sadness that we report to the membership the sudden death of our good friend and Honorary Life Member Don Wood, who sadly passed away at his home on Friday, 4th December 2020.