The POA since March 2020 have worked collaboratively with HMPPS and other employers to find solutions in keeping prisoners and staff safe during the pandemic.
CIRC 153: ILL HEALTH RETIREMENT McCLOUD JUDGEMENT – URGENT INFORMATION REQUIRED
The Deputy General Secretary has been contacted today by Cabinet Office who have asked for numbers of members who are currently going through Ill Health Retirement who were in Classic and Premium, but are being retired under Alpha.
CIRC 152: LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS FOR PRISONS IN ENGLAND
We are now able to confirm the extent of lockdown restrictions that will come into effect from today in Prisons in England. We have included Public Health England Advice for clarity.
CIRC 151: HMPPS AND POA JOINT STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT AGAINST RACISM
Please find enclosed Joint Statement between POA/HMPPS regarding the above.
CIRC 150: LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND
The restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on 31st October 2020, which affect England come into force on Thursday 5th November 2020.
CIRC 149: LABOUR AND EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW
With regards to the above, Thompsons Solicitors have been providing a regular update on key areas of law.
CIRC 148: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th October 2020, for your information.
CIRC 147: POA SUPPORTS TUC CAMPAIGN TO SAVE UNION LEARNING
As you are aware, POA Circular 144/2020 was promulgated on 19th October 2020.
CIRC 146: HM TREASURY CONSULTATION PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION SCHEMES CONSULTATION: CHANGES TO THE TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS TO THE 2015 SCHEMES
This is the response of the POA to the consultation paper published by HM Treasury on 17 July on the changes required to public service pensions as a result of the McCloud and Sargeant cases.
CIRC 145: NATIONAL CHAIR ELECTION 2021
POA Circular 124/2020 promulgated the timetable for the above election.