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On the 27th January 2020 the POA launched the above Survey on the members Area of the POA Website (www.poauk.org.uk). To date there has been approximately 150 completions and it has been noted that not all of the questions have been completed on a number of these. It is very important that all questions within the Survey are completed.

 

In POA Circular 126 (23rd December 2019) we advised you about this serious issue. We have now instructed the Union’s Solicitors Thompsons to become involved. Their advice is that,

 

On 21st January 2020 the POA promulgated POA Circular 05/2020 with reference to the above. I am pleased to inform you that the Survey will launch on Monday 27th January 2020 and will run until Sunday 23rd February 2020.

 

Watch Mark Fairhurst on the Victoria Derbyshire show at around 40 minutes

 

In 2014 the NEC commissioned Professor Gail Kinman and Dr Andrew Clements from the University of Bedford, to survey the POA membership regarding Work Related Stress and Wellbeing.

 

At 17.00hrs on Saturday 18th January 2020, prisoners at HMP Stocken rioted on Mike Wing.

If there is an accident in the workplace the Health and Safety rep must be involved, this is covered within legislation under Regulation 6 of the Safety Reps and Safety Committee Regulations (SRSC) 1977 Inspections following notifiable accidents, occurrences and diseases.

 

If there is an accident in the workplace the Health and Safety rep must be involved, this is covered within legislation under Regulation 6 of the Safety Reps and Safety Committee Regulations (SRSC) 1977 Inspections following notifiable accidents, occurrences and diseases.

As per the Cuffe Report, which was accepted by Annual Conference 2019, I am advertising the above vacancy within the POA and externally through national and international advert as identified in the Cuffe Report.

 

Branches should be aware the Director General of Public Prisons Phil Copple has issued the attached safety instruction to all prison Governors.

 

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.