BBC Radio 4's current affairs documentary series 'File on 4' is making a 40-minute programme to be broadcast on the 15th March about mental illness in prisons and the problems transferring prisoners to hospitals in the community.
Please find attached NEC minutes for 26th January 2022 for your information.
CIRC 011: FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE OPT IN CLOSED GRADE STAFF
It has been brought to the attention of the NEC that emails have been sent to closed grade staff who are in receipt of a Market Supplement offering to opt into F&S.
CIRC 010: POA RESPONSE TO PRISONS WHITE PAPER
Further to POA Circular 116/2021 which outlined the NEC initial view to the Prison White Paper as set out by Government on 7th December 2021, the National Chairman and I have now sent in a response to the formal consultation, which ends on the 4th February 2022 (Please find attached).
SCOTLAND: RE: POA SCOTLAND - GENERAL UPDATE
The TUS met with the employer for the first outline meeting of 2022 pay talks earlier this month. At the forefront of the initial discussions was the Scottish government pay policy which has been published in December 2021.
SCOTLAND: POA SCOTLAND ELECTIONS - POST OF SCOTTISH NATIONAL COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR
The Scottish National Committee Vice Chair post (currently held by Jim McCabe) is due for election. This will be a five-year post and the successful candidate will take up office at the close of play of Annual Conference May 2022 until May 2027.
CIRC 009: NATIONAL CHAIR UPDATE JANUARY 2022
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members
CIRC 008: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for 12th January 2022 for your information.
CIRC 007: INITIAL BRANCH OFFICIALS TRAINING (BOT)
Branch Officials Training will now take place at Hillscourt, Rose Hill, Rednal Birmingham B45 8RS from 20th – 23rd June 2022 inclusive.
CIRC 006: POA URGE MEMBERS TO CONTACT MPS – SAFE INSIDE BILL
The POA urge members to write to their local MP and ask them to support Grahame Morris MP’s Prisons (Violence) Bill, aka the “Safe Inside Law” which returns to Parliament on 25th February 2022.