Please find attached NEC minutes for 28th April 2021 for your information.
SCOTLAND: RE STUC UNION LEARNING STREAM
Further to circular 16/21, we are pleased to report that we have some new Union Learning Representatives who will be participating in the STUC ULR course soon. We are reinvigorating Union Learning within the POAS and recently met with STUC to investigate what support and resources are available for union officials to access training to support their membership.
Political News: W/C 10th May
Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice.
Pay Award Recommendation 3 - Judicial Review update
Steve Gillan updates members on Pay Award Recommendation 3 - Judicial Review
Trade Unions Demand End to State Violence in Colombia!
Trade unions in Britain and Ireland express their profound condemnation of the terrible state violence currently taking place in Colombia.
SCOTLAND: GENERAL UPDATE
As mentioned in our last general update we are keen to continue this communication source, so we hope the following is helpful.
CIRC 042: IN MEMORY OF ANN-MARIE LAIDLER (STOKE HEATH)
It is with great regret that Ann-Marie tragically passed away very suddenly. She was a long term POA member serving at both Drake Hall and Stoke Heath.
CIRC 041: JOIN ONLINE SYSTEM FOR NEW MEMBERS
As you will be aware over the last 18 months, we have been working on evolving our Information Technology systems and the corporate image of the POA.
CIRC 040: TUC LONG COVID SURVEY
The TUC has launched an online survey for workers who are experiencing or have experienced Long Covid. We want to better understand their experiences at work and what additional workplace support they may need.
CIRC 039: 2021 POA SUBMISSION TO PSPRB
Please find attached the 2021 POA submissions to the Prison Service Pay Review Body for your information.