Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.
CIRC: 010: COVID VACCINE DEPLOYMENT
Please find attached the letter to the Parliamentary Under Secertary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment) stating our case as to why POA members and more widely prison staff and those in our care should be in the priority group for vaccinations.
CIRC 009: ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021 INCENTIVES AND AWARDS
The POA has a proud history of recognising the hard work and dedication of members.
CIRC 008: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for 13th January 2021 for your information.
CIRC 007: MEDIA REPORTS ON PRISONER VACCINATIONS
I recognise that there are extreme sensitivities around Prison staff vaccinations as keyworkers during the pandemic and the POA and indeed HMPPS Senior leaders are making the case to Government that Prisons are just as equally important as any other workplace where keyworkers exist and that prison staff and those in our care should be prioritised.
CIRC 006: AWARDS: CRONIN CLASP, HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD, STEVE OXBY AWARD
As you know the POA Annual Conference was cancelled in 2020 where the above awards would have been given.
Parliamentary Questions regarding Pay Review Body
See questions asked regarding Pay Review Body’s Nineteenth Report on England and Wales 2020
PR 230: TRADE UNIONS AND LEGAL PROFESSIONALS UNITE IN THEIR CONCERNS OVER SAFETY AT COURTS.
Representatives of various legal professional bodies (including the Criminal Bar Association) and trade unions are calling for an immediate review of safety arrangements across the HMCTS estate amidst rising concerns that courts are unsafe and fail to implement measures to ensure that all buildings are Covid-19 secure.
Political News: W/C 18th January
Future parliamentary business (provisional) from Monday 18 January
PR 229: POA SURVEY OF WORK-RELATED WELLBEING
In 2020 (prior to the Covid-19 pandemic), the POA commissioned a survey of members to examine their work-related wellbeing.