Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.
CIRC 107: LONG SERVICE MEMBERSHIP BADGE 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE MOTION 44/22 - PLATINUM BADGE
Following the adoption of the above motion, members who have 30 years and above may apply for the Platinum Badge providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.
CIRC 106: RETAINED EU LAW BILL
In its rush to finalise Brexit, the government plans to axe over 2,400 laws by the end of next year – all because they originated in the EU.
Solidarity statement: NHS unions stand #WithNHSStaff taking action on pay and staffing
NHS trade unions have confirmed their support for all health workers taking industrial action on pay and staffing this winter. Health unions recognise the urgent need for pay investment to prevent more staff leaving the NHS and further damage to patient care.
CIRC 105: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for the 23rd November 2022 for your information.
JOE PERRY GO FUND ME
On 10th December 2022 A small group of staff from HMP Liverpool had their Christmas night out. Devastatingly one member of staff never went home.
PR 241:POA ONE OF 11 UNIONS CHALLENGING GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS WHICH ALLOW AGENCY WORKERS TO FILL IN FOR STRIKING WORKERS
The High Court has given the green light to Unions’ legal challenge against “strike-breaking” agency worker regulations. A Judicial review of “anti-worker” regulations which “undermine the right to strike” is expected to be heard in March.
SCOTLAND: RE: CAPABILITY APPLICATIONS & OUTCOMES
Given recent events surrounding member applications and outcomes through the capability process we are looking to compile a data collection of information that allows us to keep track of how cases are being managed and adjudicated on through the SPS process.
CIRC 104: THE LATE JIM SMYTH AKA “BIMBO” HONORARY LIFE MEMBER - NORTHERN IRELAND
It is with great sadness that we report to the membership the death of our good friend and Honorary Life Member Jim Smyth, who sadly passed away on 1st December 2022.
CIRC 103: ELECTION RESULT 2022
Please find attached the Certificate of Result from Civica Election Services, formerly known as Electoral Reform Services (ERS).