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Members will recall that the Court of Appeal decided in 2018 that the changes made to the Civil Service and NHS pension schemes in 2015 were unlawful.

Future parliamentary business (provisional) from Monday 8 February 

Future parliamentary business (provisional) from Monday 1 February 

Please see below a note on the WHO’s position on occupational vaccines by Ivan Dimov of WHO:

The TUC have sent out to all affiliated Trade Unions information on how colleagues and their families who come under the CEV category can access the vaccine as it appears not to have been widely communicated.

Vaccinations in Prisons - Lucy Fraser, Prisons Minister interviewed by Sky News

The Scottish National Committee Chair post (currently Vacant) is due for election.  This will be a five-year post and the successful candidate will take up office in May 2021.  

The POA has demanded prison workers and prisoners are given COVID vaccines as a matter of priority.

Read this article from the Morning Star regarding pay justice for prison officers

This is a final reminder regarding the above which I first advised you about in POA Circulars 165/2020 and 175/2020, 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.  The survey will now finish close of play on Friday 5th February 2021.

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.